Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin

Product Code: SFG/17/Web


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The Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin has formidable strength thanks to its glass fibre coating.

With a capacity of 1008 litres, 784 litres and 476 litres, this is a grit bin that will stand the test of time and eliminate the worries of easy damages.

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About the Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin

The Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin

This grit bin uses a lightweight wooden carcass that is encapsulated in 20mm high-impact strength glass fibre. With this coating, you’re guaranteed a grit bin with ultimate durability and longevity thanks to its unfathomable damage resistance. Glass fibre also has excellent thermal stability, remaining untouched by cold or hot weather all year round. A popular choice for local authorities, this grit bin will serve your area for years to come.

This unit comes in 1008 litres, 784 litres and 476 litres for maximum grit storage. This grit bin can be placed on the side of village roads, public footpaths and parks. The optional forklift runners make moving this bin much easier.

This bin can be heavily adapted: choose from a closed front or open front for easy grit access. With a body colour of yellow, grey or green, you can include an optional hasp and staple to your grit bin to keep grit more secure inside the unit.

Product Features:

  • Made from glass fibre
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Extreme durability
  • Extra large capacity
  • Closed or open front for easy access
  • Optional hasp and staple for extra security




Capacity Height Width Depth Weight
454 litres 826mm 1230mm 630mm 49.5kg
945 litres 914mm 1254mm 840mm kg
1008 litres 967mm 1230mm 970mm kg


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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 TBC 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.

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Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin

Large Capacity Glass Fibre Grit Bin in green with the lid closed.

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  • 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.