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Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin (168 Litres)

Product Code: RG/6/WEB
From
£269.99

Sizes

168 Litres

Lead Time

3 Weeks

The 168-Litre Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin is purpose-built for long-lasting life in adverse elements all year round.

With so many advantages to using glass reinforced plastic, this grit bin is a popular, reliable option.

Find out more about this unit below:

 

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About the Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin (168 Litres)

The Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin

Perfect for residential areas and business parks, this 168-litre grit bin, made from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), is suitable for storing sand, grit or salt. Why GRP, you ask? We use it for many reasons…

Easy to clean and maintain, our GRP grit bins have high tensile strength – making them incredibly durable, especially when compared to cheaper plastic units. GRP is roughly 1/4 the weight of steel, making it an agile grit bin that’s easy to move around. This material can also withstand harsh weather, allowing you to leave your grit bin outside all year round without worrying about weather-related damages. This grit bin has UV stabilisation to ensure harsh weather doesn’t cause discolouration.

The sloped lid is an effective design that prevents snow and ice settling on top of the unit. When it comes to accessing the bin, it’s never been easier. The front-opening door is fitted with stainless steel hinges. This allows the door to be lifted and completely leaned back.

Available in yellow as standard, you can also get this grit bin in smoke grey, green, black or signal red. For extra security, you can choose an optional hasp and staple.

Product Features

  • Made from glass reinforced plastic
  • 168-litre capacity
  • Excellent durability
  • Lightweight
  • UV stabilised
  • Easy access
  • Easy to clean
  • Several colour choices

 

 

 

Specification

Dimensions

Capacity Height Width Depth Weight
168 litres 840mm 990mm 540mm 15kg

Warranties

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2 Year Parts & Labour Guarantee

All of our products come with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee as standard.

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12 Year Anti-Perforation Warranty

Our Galvanised steel products feature a 12 year anti-perforation warranty as standard. This guarantees the surface of our products from rusting through completely.

Delivery

We manufacture all of our products from scratch at our factory in South Yorkshire. Each item is handcrafted to the highest specification, with lots of Wybone TLC.

We estimate that this item will be with you within 3 weeks from receipt of payment. Large quantity orders may be subject to an extended lead time during busy periods.

Orders placed before 1PM are processed the same working day, otherwise they are processed the next working day.

Configure the Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin (168 Litres)

  • 1 Body Colour Included

  • 2 Lettering Included

  • 2 Optional Extras As Priced

  • £ 0.00

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Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin (168 Litres)

Wybone - 168 Litre Glass Reinforced Plastic Grit Bin

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FAQs

  • What is the purpose of a grit bin?

    Grit bins are purpose-built to store grit, helping to withstand the outdoor elements. The grit inside is sprinkled on snow and ice to help melt it away, preventing road accidents and falls.

  • How to use a grit bin

    1. Find a grit bin

    Locating a grit bin can be easy if you know where to look. They’re often placed strategically, along main roads, car parks and steep roads/pavements. Ask yourself, if an area was to be covered in ice, where would you place a grit bin? Your intuition is mostly right in this context!

    2. Have the right tools

    Wear gloves to protect your hands and bring a shovel to pick up the grit from the bin. Wear suitable footwear with solid grip to prevent any accidental slips

    3. Access the grit bin

    Checking how much grit is available will help you plan where and how much grit to use. Most grit bins have hinged lids using a hasp and staple, others may have fully removable lids. Either way, access should be simple and feel secure.

    4. Collect the grit

    You’ll need a scoop or shovel to do this. Some grit bins even come equipped with a built-in scoop, so you don’t have to bring your own. It’s always worth bringing something with you just in case, though.

    5. Spread the grit

    With your shovel or scoop, carefully spread grit in icy areas. Be careful not to overdo it – try and spread a thin layer for better traction. Spreading too much of it can be counterproductive! Before you know it, you’ve run out of grit.

    6. Lock up the bin

    Once you’ve finished, make sure you properly and securely close the grit bin. If the lid isn’t properly closed, it could potentially swing open, and harsh weather could ruin the grit and prevent it from being effective with its next use.

  • Who grits the roads?

    • Highway agencies
    • Councils
    • Residents
  • Can anyone use council grit bins?

    The rule of thumb is that, if there are grit bins in your area, you can use them to help grit the roads and pavements. But you shouldn’t be using it for your own personal use (i.e., your driveway, collecting and selling).

    For personal use, it’s best practice to purchase your own grit bin and leave public grit bins for communal use.

  • Who fills grit bins?

    In your local area, is it predominently the council who are responsible for ensuring grit bins have a sufficient amount of grit ahead of the winter months. But you can also report empty grit bins yourself or purchase your own grit. Where heavy snowfall is forecasted to last over several days, councils will continuously refill the grit during this time, weather dependent.

  • When should you grit the roads?

    A common question is whether it’s worth spreading grit before any predicted snowfall, or while it’s happening.

    Reiterating advice from Grounds Care Group, gritting ideally needs to happen before rainfall and snowfall, and especially before the temperature plummets. These three things usually go hand-in-hand in the winter months.

    To prevent ice build up, gritters are sent out a few hours before any predicted snowfall or rainfall in freezing temperatures.

  • What size grit bin do I need?

    The size of your grit bin will depend on the area you’re wanting to cover. For main roads and large car parks, for example, you’ll want a sizable unit that can hold a generous amount of grit. At Wybone, we manufacture a 400-litre plastic grit bin and a 1008-litre glass-reinforced grit bin.

    For small business car parks and housing estates, a smaller grit bin may be appropriate. We manufacture a 200-litre plastic grit bin and a 168-litre glass-reinforced grit bin.

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