Plastic Grit Bin (400 Litres)

Product Code: PATH/400/WEB


400 Litres

Lead Time

3 Weeks

The 400-Litre Plastic Grit Bin has formidable strength thanks to its durable, waterproof polythene body.

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 Plastic Grit Bin (400 Litres)

The 400-Litre Plastic Grit Bin

This plastic grit bin is made from high-impact polythene, offering excellent durability against harsh weather with waterproof capability. This bin is UV stabilised to ensure there’s no discolouration or deterioration of the unit caused by long exposure to the elements. You have a grit bin that can be left outdoors all year round without worrying about damage.

The 400-litre capacity has plenty of room for grit. This unit can be placed on the side of village roads, public footpaths and parks. The sloped lid design prevents heavy ice and snowfall from settling on top of the bin.

Please note that the ‘Grit & Salt’ text on the unit comes as standard and is only available in yellow.

Product Features

  • Made from polythene
  • Waterproof with excellent durability
  • UV stabilised
  • 400-litre capacity
  • Sloped lid

Advantages Of Polyethylene

  • Lightweight
  • Excellent durability
  • Ecological (recyclability)
  • High density



Capacity Height Width Depth Weight
400 litres 791mm 1195mm 741mm 21kg


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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 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.


  • How is this grit bin manufactured?

    This grit bin is manufactured from durable and weatherproof polythene. They are UV stabilised to ensure there is no discolouration or deterioration through long term exposure to the elements, which means they are suitable for outdoor use and will remain intact for years to come. The sloped lid prevents heavy snow and ice from building up on top of the bin.

  • What’s included with this grit bin?

    This 400 litre bin comes in yellow as standard, with ‘GRIT SALT’ lettering moulded into the lid – this prevents the text from fading over time. This lettering comes in black with a satin finish in dimensions as follows: 150mm height and 171mm width.

  • How do I use this grit bin?

    This unit features a hinged lid for easy access to the contents, with an additional moulded lock feature that enables hassle free security – all you need to do is fit a padlock.

  • How easy are these grit bins to transport?

    The lightweight production allows this grit bin to be easily handled and carried by two members of staff, to the desired location before inserting the 400 litres of grit. If you require the unit to be moved for safety purposes or relocation, forklift runners are moulded into the base as standard to move the unit securely.

    These grit bins can be packaged as 5 units per pallet, which means they can be easily stacked away and stored when they’re not in use.

  • Where should I put this grit bin?

    Our polythene grit bins are suitable for both residential and commercial locations, with a large capacity to keep areas safe when temperatures drop. The UV stabilisation ensures that these grit bins can be placed outside all year round and the quality won’t be compromised.

  • Can I customise this grit bin?

    Looking to make your grit bin stand out? This plastic grit bin is available in your choice of colour, just send us an email with your requirements and we will be more than happy to look into this for you. You could also opt for a padlock or code lock to keep the contents locked away until they are required for use.

  • Need more information?

    If you would like to request a meeting with our sales team to see a sample of this grit bin, please feel free to get in touch with us on 01226 352333 or send us an email to [email protected]

  • 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.

  • 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.