Salt Bins

Residents can collect more grit for personal use from the Civic Amenity Sites, or from the Department of Infrastructure Ellerslie Depot (Tel: 672000).

It is important to know if it then rains, hails or snows after grit has been put down, it is still likely that the road or pavement will re-freeze.

Salt works by lowering the freezing point of water causing ice to melt at a lower temperature than normal. Traffic travelling along the treated routes helps accelerate the thawing process and stops the water refreezing.

Using excessive amounts of salt or re- gritting roads which have already been gritted yield no better results and can lead to increased skid risk.

For further information on the location of salt bins, please see salt bins