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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = grit_bin
Grit bin.jpg
A container that hold grit or a mixture from salt and grit
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Approved Page for proposal

Grit bins are located in countries where snowfall occurs - they are mainly in hilly areas. They hold grit or a mixture of salt and grit for people to spread on nearby roads. The grit helps improve winter road safety.

How to Map

Just place a node at right place. Tag it as amenity=grit_bin.

In some countries and/or towns the access to the content of the grit bin may be restricted. So an additional access=* may be necessary. The access my be one of:

  • access=public everyone is free to use the grit / salt
  • access=permissive only a selected group is free to use; i.e. residents, local authorities
  • access=private the bin is owned by i.e. a company or a school


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In the UK, grit bins are typically brightly coloured; yellow is common but red and orange bins exist.

See also

Related terms: <grit bin>