At the start of each winter, all salt bins are filled with 50/50 salt/grit mix by Dorset Highways.
Each salt bin has been classified as either a 'strategic’ or ‘community’ bin – with ‘strategic’ bins being refilled during the winter free of charge, and community bins being refilled on request and paid for by town and parish councils.
In the event of severe weather, further refills are carried out as time and resources allow – it is the responsibility of town and parish councils to ensure that refills are ordered in a timely manner.
Town and parish councils can also purchase one-tonne dumpy bags of a 50/50 salt/grit mix.
Dorset Highways does not provide salt bins. Should a town or parish council require a salt bin within their community, local community highways officers will advise on the purchase and placement of the bins.