Gritting and grit bins

Gritting FAQs and Myths

If you would like further information about gritting visit our page on Gritting FAQs and Myths.

Our gritting crews are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from mid-November until March.

There are 9 routes covered by the gritting crews which cover 56% of the Borough’s road - that’s a distance of 348miles or 560km.

To see the gritting routes that we and our neighbouring authorities cover use our online map

You can also use our online map to find your nearest gritting bin or download our list of grit bin locations.

If you need to report an empty grit bin or want to request a grit bin is installed at a location please call 0121 704 8004.

Pedestrian routes

We only grit pedestrian routes in town centres and on main pedestrian routes. You can see what routes are gritted within our Winter Plan.

Latest from across the West Midlands

Using the twitter '#wmgrit’ you can keep up with all the latest West Midlands gritting alerts.

Follow the hashtag on the live feed below.

How we monitor weather conditions

We receive a specialised winter weather forecasting service provided by the MeteoGroup. The forecast, received on a daily basis, gives predictions of the possibility of freezing road temperatures, snow etc, and the time those conditions may occur. This is a much more localised forecast to those used in the local media.

More weather information is available from MeteoGroup.

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