When it comes to waste removal, there are different methods that you can use to get rid of your unwanted materials. Two of the most popular methods of waste removal in the UK are skip hire and grab lorry hire. If you’re not sure which method is best for your needs, don’t worry, as we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the differences between skip hire and grab lorry hire so that you can make an informed decision.
What is skip hire? – Skip hire is a method of waste removal in which you hire a skip and place it on your property or on the road (with a permit from the local council). Once the skip is full, it is taken away by a company that will dispose of the waste on your behalf. Skips come in different sizes, so it’s important to choose the one that is right for your needs. One benefit of skip hire is that it allows you to dispose of your waste within a 2 week hire with an option to extend.
What is grab lorry hire? – Grab lorry hire is a method of waste removal in which a specialist vehicle with a hydraulic arm comes to your property to remove the waste. The lorry is loaded with your waste, removing it quickly and efficiently, and disposing of it in a safe and legal manner. One benefit of grab lorry hire is that it can be done in a minutes of hours, making it ideal for those who need a quick solution. We can also deliver aggregates with both methods.
Which is best for you? – The answer to this question depends on your needs. If you have a large amount of waste to dispose of, then skip hire may be the better option for you. If you need a quick solution, then grab lorry hire may be the better option. You should also consider the location of where the waste is, as a grab lorry may not be able to access certain areas. Generally inert waste such as hardcore and soil is best for the grab with general waste going into skips.
Cost – Both skip hire and grab lorry hire have their own costs. Skip hire is generally cheaper, but it does require more work on your end. Depending on the waste you will need to load the skip yourself and make sure that the waste is placed correctly in the skip. With grab lorry hire, you will have a professional operator come in and handle the waste removal process for you providing it is all accessible.
Environmental considerations – When it comes to the environment, both skip hire and grab lorry hire are similar in that they both require the waste to be disposed of at a waste processing plant. We attempt to recycle as much waste as possible, whatever cannot be recycled is then disposed of professionally.
In conclusion, choosing between skip hire and grab lorry hire comes down to your own needs. If you need a quick solution, then grab lorry hire may be the way to go. However, if you are doing the work yourself, then skip hire may be the cheaper option. Whichever method you go for, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of your waste and take steps to ensure that it is disposed of responsibly.