Fife Council provides approximately 4,109 grit bins to assist the local community (on a self-help basis) on minor housing estate roads and footpaths which are not on Primary Routes or Priority 1 and 2 footways. Bins are also provided at known trouble spots, including steep gradients and sharp bends.
For the location of Grit Bins within your area, go to the gritting routes page.
Requests received during the course of the winter season will be assessed and will be allocated depending on the appropriate devolved budget being available.
In new housing developments grit bins to be provided by the Developer through Construction Consents to the specification, standard, assessment criteria and rating system of this policy.
Grit bins are replenished on an ad-hoc basis periodically throughout the course of the winter season e.g. customer request. Specific requests for refilling will be actioned normally within 5 working days. Grit bins are filled with a 1:3 mixture of salt and sand/grit.
Grit Heaps - During extended severe weather conditions, the Winter Manager will provide Grit Heaps (subject to available resources) as requested by elected members, or representatives of Community Councils. These will only be used in severe winter weather conditions to support a local body as a Community Council in seeking to play a facilitating role for local community efforts on minor roads and footways that have not yet been treated. To improve the issue, delivery and site management of the Grit Heap, these will be issued in 1T builder's sacks to agreed locations.
To find out further information for your area, please use the contacts listed below.
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 84 91 65 Fax: 01592 583315 Contact Roads Services (Mid Fife) - Reception online
By Post: Rothes Depot Strathore Road Strathore Thornton Kirkcaldy Fife KY1 4DF
Roads Services (North Fife) - Reception
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 85 90 34 Fax: 01334 659 394 Contact Roads Services (North Fife) - Reception online
By Post: Fife Council Combined Services Depot Cupar Trading Estate Cupar Fife KY15 4SX
Roads Services (South Fife) - Reception
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 89 90 20 Fax: 01383 602535 Contact Roads Services (South Fife) - Reception online
By Post: Milesmark Roads Depot Carnock Road Dunfermline Fife KY12 9AX