Waste from takeaways, dog excrement and used needles dumped in grit bins across Lincolnshire
Half-eaten kebabs, dog poo bags and used needles are being found in grit bins across Lincolnshire.
Salt containers for pavements and footpaths are being abused by people dumping waste carelessly.
About 2,000 miles of roads in Lincolnshire are gritted in winter, while parish councils and charities provide salt for footpaths to be gritted.
Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We provide and refill almost 1,900 grit bins for communities to use on paths and roads in their area.
“But a number of them have been found full of rubbish, including half-eaten kebabs, dog poo bags and used needles.
“This is clearly not what they are intended for and it is extremely unpleasant for those helping to keep their community free of snow and ice, so please look after your local grit bin.”