Request a salt bin

Salt bins are across the county for drivers and pedestrians to treat local areas.

They are filled before and during the winter season, as priorities allow, with a 50/50 mix of:

  • salt
  • sharp sand

Salt bins are for use on the public roads and pavements only.

How to request

We'll consider requests for new salt bins at known trouble spots on the public highway. 

Funding for new salt bins elsewhere will need to be provided externally.

We are able to sell salt bins to private organisations with links to the council, such as:

  • social care properties
  • education locations
  • Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Once installed, we'll have no future liability for them beyond the limits of the public highway.

We do not replenish roadside salt heaps, as saline run off may harm the local environment.

For more information, contact Buckinghamshire Highways.


Initial setup costs are £450, this is the same as new salt bins on the public highway.

It may be possible for Buckinghamshire Highways to restock these bins at a cost of £100 per occasion.

New estate roads

All new salt bin requirements will be assessed.

The developer would need to fund the cost of the new salt bin and salt.