Does your business need grit bins?

Get a grit bin now and prepare your business for snow

Monday 25 January, 2021

At Clearway Gritting winter is our busiest time of year. Snow fell heavily last weekend and we recommend all businesses review their gritting requirements. When temperatures plunge below zero our gritting teams in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex service local clients by laying grit to prevent ice and snow building up at their business premises.

Get a grit bin to avoid health and safety issues 

Another option we offer clients is their own grit bin, so business owners can always treat paths to make sure customers and employees can safely access their premises. With a grit bin onsite, you will always have grit, even in the unlikely event our gritting teams couldn’t reach your company premises.

What are grit bins and where are they located?

You may have noticed the yellow grit bins that councils across the south-east use in residential areas. The councils provide and maintain them, and they are often positioned at a junction, near towns where there is very heavy pedestrian movement or in hazardous locations. For example, on a very steep road or hill which experiences very severe winter weather.

How are Council Grit Bins managed? 

The local parish or district councils are often in charge of the grit bins and in some councils, there is a list of volunteers who can spread the grit locally. When grit bins are empty the local councils will refill them ready for bad weather. Grit bins are a really useful way for the local community to assist the council gritters. Although the grit bins are expensive to manage and maintain they offer an important local service.

Providing Gritting bins for local business

Clearway Gritting works with a variety of commercial clients including universities, supermarkets, retail parks, industrial parks and private businesses. We offer a variety of winter gritting contracts including seven days a week or five-day a week contracts, but we always encourage clients to have at least one grit bin accessible at their premises, so they always have a supply of grit available. We use the most modern snow clearance equipment available and our teams have worked in the local area for many years, so they understand the geography, weather and road systems. 

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘Clearway Gritting was established over fifteen years ago so it is the largest winter gritting contractor, in the south east of England. As we have several local gritting hubs it is easy for us to move our machinery and salt supplies around during winter, so you have confidence that your grit bin is always full, and your premises will be gritted when bad weather arrives. Our winter gritting teams offer you excellent customer service from a local base less than thirty minutes from your business. If you choose us as your winter gritting contractor, you will meet your local winter gritting team. Many of our teams have worked together for many years, and you can be reassured that we don’t outsource any winter gritting contracts. It’s not too late to employ a gritting contractor now, as we are still taking on new clients this winter. For more information, please call our winter gritting team on 01727 851837, and we will discuss the various gritting contracts available to you. 

In Summary...

Make sure you organise a winter gritting contractor now before the bad weather arrives. Clearway Gritting offers you a grit bin and a personalised gritting service for your company car park, paths and access roads.

Gritting Services

Cost effective and carefully planned preventative and reactive road and pavement gritting for the effective prevention of ice and the clearance of snow.

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Preventative and reactive car park gritting services to the private and public sectors in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and the South East. Our car park gritting vehicles are always prepared and ready to provide service at very short notice, often within 1 hour of an initial request.

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