Councillor in plea to check local grit bins

Councillor Gillian Owen inspects her local grit bin
Councillor Gillian Owen inspects her local grit bin

Ellon councillor Gillian Owen is reminding residents to check their local grit bins in the run-up to winter.

Councillor Owen said: “With the first frost of the season hitting us recently, I wanted to remind all residents to check their yellow grit bins.

“I have checked a number of them and they seem fine, although some still seem to be getting used as general rubbish bins!

“Can I make a fresh appeal to residents with the onset of winter to not only check their grit bins are full, but that any rubbish is taken away.

“Could I also urge anyone out late at night to put their rubbish in a proper bin - not the grit bin.”

Councillor Owen added: “I thought it would be useful to let everyone know how to go about getting your local grit bin replenished.

“It’s as easy as making a phone call to 03456 08 12 05 or going online to

“Meanwhile, if you would like to get a grit bin for your street, then please get in touch and we shall see what can be done,” she added.