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What materials can be collected by our Grab Lorries?



Since grab lorries are capable of carrying huge amounts of materials or waste in a single trip, the need to carry out multiple trips to the transfer area, recycling plant or waste processing plant is eliminated. These trucks are able to carry topsoil and other materials like sand and gravel. These materials can be piled loosely on the grab lorries or placed inside bags, depending on your preference. Most grab lorries can accommodate a load of 8 to 16 tonnes, which makes it a cost-effective choice as compared to hiring a skip container that news to go on multiple trips.

What materials can be collected?

Most grab lorries are about 3.2 meters wide which means they have plenty of room. Because of this, grab lorries can carry a range of materials of different sizes, including:

  • Inert muck such as clay, earth, soil and chalk

  • Hardcore, topsoil

  • Green waste - grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, branches, garden and tree waste, etc.

  • Concrete, rubble and aggregates

  • General non-hazardous waste

  • Muck

  • Mixed waste - plastics, leather, wood, metal etc.

  • Other general waste

  • Recyclable materials like clean concrete and rubble - bricks, paving slabs and bits of tarmac

There are also types of waste that grab lorries are not intended to dispose of.

  • Asbestos

  • Batteries

  • Gas bottles

  • Oil

  • Paint

  • Some hazardous waste

  • Tyres

You might be wondering as to who would need the service of grab lorries. You will be surprised to know that there are many people who require it. Here are just some of them:

  • Property developers. Developing large tracts of land is a lot of work. As a result, large amounts of waste are being generated and to clear away the construction site, grab lorries are needed. Once the construction site is clear, the developers are free to continue with their construction venture and as soon as another pile of waste is accumulated, grab lorries would be needed again to take them away in a cost-effective way.

  • Property Renovations. If you are a property buyer or house developer, property renovation may come as a necessity. Some renovations can be relatively small but some are required to be done on a larger scale. For instance, if you need large amounts of sand and gravel in your renovation project, you would need a grab lorry to bring it to the site. And after the renovation is done, you would also need a grab lorry to clear out all the waste and make way for the newly-renovated property.

  • Landscapers. When it comes to gardening, various raw materials such as soil gravel, sand and other garden materials are required. If done on a large scale, carrying those materials yourself is an impractical endeavour. This is when you should hire a grab lorry and count on its capabilities. Straining yourself to finish any gardening or landscaping job is simply not worth it so if you need a quick and easy way to carry materials and remove wastes, you know what to do.

  • Labour-intensive enterprises. If your business entails the carrying of materials in excessive amounts, hiring a grab lorry is the most reasonable thing to do. Instead of hiring several employees to carry out those heavy tasks, you just need to hire a single vehicle to do all the heavy lifting for you. And if you need to place raw materials in areas that are hard to reach, you can count on the grab lorry’s hydraulic arm to provide the solution.

Capehaul Ltd offers Grab Hire services in and around East Grinstead, Dormansland, Forest Row, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Crawley, Bletchingley, Salfords, Godstone, Oxted, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Westerham, Woldingham, Reigate, Redhill, Uckfield, Burgess Hill, Sevenoaks, Otford, Kemsing, Banstead, Tadworth


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