Grit bins and locations

Find out where we grit and your nearest grit bin.

Grit team filling grit bin

There are 342 grit bins in East Renfrewshire.

Gritting routes are carefully planned to make sure we cover the main routes in East Renfrewshire. This includes main A roads, bus routes and fire stations. 

Find grit bin locations and gritted routes (opens new window)

Priority gritting routes

Our staff work 24 hours on standby during the winter.

We get road updates from a specialist forecasting service at least 3 times a day. Roadside sensors also send information to help check road conditions. This helps us decide what action to take.

Strategic and main traffic routes
Priority 1A77 Fenwick Road
Priority 1A77 Ayr Road
Priority 1A727 Busby to Spiersbridge
Priority 1A736 Glasgow Road to Lochlibo Road
Priority 1B769 Stewarton Road
Priority 1B767 Busby to Eaglesham
Priority 2One access route to fire stations
Priority 2Major bus routes
Priority 2School bus routes notified by SPT (may not include the full route)
Priority 3Other B class roads
Priority 4Local employment areas such as industrial estates
Priority 5C class roads and unclassified public roads
Priority 6Access to isolated homes
Priority 7Prospective public roads
Priority 8Private roads

During normal winter weather, we grit priority 1 to 3 routes and some priority 4 and 5 routes. We'll grit these routes on first and second runs.

During severe winter weather we may need to concentrate on priority 1 and 2 routes.

We'll grit other routes if the severe weather continues and other priority routes stay clear.

M77 and A726 roads

These roads are looked after by a private contractor - Connect Roads.

Contact Traffic Scotland for any enquiries.

Pavement gritting priorities
Priority 1

Shopping areas

Priority 2Areas used by many people such as train station entrances
Priority 3Steep hills in housing areas, old people's homes and sheltered housing
Priority 4One pavement along the front of each school

We grit pavements once all priority routes are deemed safe and clear and if we have the resource to do so. 

Last modified on 22 January 2024