The County guidance on the use of the Salt Bins is as follows:
Where to use salt:
The salt/grit in the community bins is for use only in the community on public paths, pavements and roads. The salt is not for private use on driveways or garden paths. Bins will not be refilled where people have taken the contents for their own personal use, and Hampshire County Council reserves the right to remove bins where the contents are being continually taken for private use.
Who can use the salt:
Anyone can use the salt to put on the roads or pavements. This can be particularly useful for example, to ‘join up’ salting from the main road carried out by County Council salting vehicles – to smaller access roads or on the pavements to the local school.
How much salt to use:
One tablespoon of salt (20 grams) is sufficient to treat one square metre of road/pavement surface. Please use the salt carefully – overuse will result in it being used up too quickly.
How the bins get refilled:
To request a salt bin refill please click on this link:http://roadenquiries.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/highwaydefect/refillsaltbin.aspx
Hampshire County Council will refill the salt bins as soon as reasonably possible, and in bad weather, we will endeavour to fill up empty bins on the route. At times of prolonged severe weather, the priority of the winter maintenance teams will be to salt the main roads and we may not be able to refill the salt bins as quickly as at other times.