What it Means to be a Responsible Waste Remover

What it Means to be a Responsible Waste Remover

In the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics, there were one million fly-tipping incidents in England between 2017-2018, with an average of more than 2,700 incidents reported a day.

Fly-tipping and rogue traders cause huge concerns for construction companies, as they are often posing as legitimate waste removal businesses, when in fact the waste can be left in residential areas and contaminate the environment.

These rogue traders put construction companies at huge risks of fines and jail sentences, which means finding a responsible and certified waste remover has never been so critical when managing large scale construction projects.

As a responsible waste remover, at AJ Grab Hire we believe it’s important you understand what to look out for when you hire a company to support you in removing waste responsibility.

After all, as a company working in the construction or building sector, you have to ensure the waste removers you partner with will manage your waste effectively and reduce the environmental impact of waste.  

Certified by the Environment Agency

At AJ Grab Hire we are licensed by the Environment Agency to collect, recycle and dispose of all types of waste. This includes muck, commercial waste, earth, soil, timber, green waste, and domestic waste.

Any company who is registered with the Environment Agency such as ourselves will hold a registration number which can be checked online on the Environment Agency’s portal.

As well as providing you with this registration number, at any site we will also provide a waste transfer note. This explains where the waste is being collected from, and where it will be disposed of.

Working in Partnership

Any certified and responsible waste remover will work with a network of waste solution providers.

At AJ Grab hire we work with many waste partners so that we can segregate materials and ensure we reduce the amount of waste going into landfill. This gives you the peace of mind that your waste is being handled responsibly and is being managed in an environmentally friendly manner.

When you work with us, we will provide proof of where your waste was taken, and provide an official weight ticket which identifies the disposal site.

Reducing Landfill  

According to WRAP, 25 million tonnes of construction waste is disposed to landfill in the UK. This accounts for 33% of waste and generates 45% of all CO2 emissions.

As waste and sustainability are becoming key concerns for those working in the construction and building sector, it’s becoming more important for companies to work with waste removal partners that understand the demands of reducing the impact of waste.

Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP’s) have gone a long way to tackling the waste produced in the sector by reducing waste, using materials in a better way and ensuring waste is collected for recycling.

As responsible waste removers, we support our clients in meeting their SWMP’s by ensuring that we segregate waste and take different materials to dedicated recycling plants.

Waste shouldn’t need to be a concern for site managers, contact our team today to find out how we can support your project in being waste responsible.

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabhire.co.uk

Popular Areas

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 7am – 6.00pm
Sat 7am – 1pm

T: 01763 233493

The Benefits Of Using Local Grab Hire For Your Renovation Project

The Benefits Of Using Local Grab Hire For Your Renovation Project

Taking on projects nationally as a contractor can often mean you’re managing renovations or builds in areas that you’re unfamiliar with. 

This is often the case for large scale builds such as civil engineering projects and large commercial builds. However, this can mean the team managing the project may struggle to find support locally in order to ensure the build runs smoothly and meets the deadline. 

As experienced grab hire specialists, we’ve worked with a number of contractors across the UK to provide them with localised support during their project. 

After all, sometimes you need local trusted suppliers who have experience and knowledge of the area to help in times of need. 

With his in mind, we felt it was important to highlight how this local support can be critical on a renovation project or build. 

Groundworks 

As part of any preparatory works on a building project or renovation, it is essential to clear the site of top spoil so that the footprint of the structure can be identified. 

This is where our team can support you in removing any waste, as well as other materials such as soil, earth, bricks, and rubble. 

We’ve supported a number of customers with our ground works services, including projects around car parks, roads, home renovations, and excavation digs. 

While this work can be done by the site team, the machinery required and the amount of waste that needs to be removed means sites can quickly become overwhelmed with rubble and waste. Therefore, hiring a specialist such as ourselves can keep the site consistently waste free. 

Additional support such as this can be highly beneficial, as it maintains a tidy and productive site, and reduces rubble contaminating the local area.  

Aggregate Delivery 

When you travel to work on a project it’s common to not know the local area. And even more so, to not fully have the knowledge or experience of local suppliers. 

This can be a real problem for contractors as work can stall while suppliers are found and then materials delivered. 

As all build projects are time sensitive this delay can eat into time and money, leading to pushed deadlines and unhappy customers.

At AJ Grab Hire we can supply and deliver a range of materials for your project, and have them tipped on location in the desired area of your choosing. From building sand, ballast, sharp sand, to gravel and limestone. We can provide a range of aggregate materials

This provides a quick turn-around for when you most need supplies delivered, and as our tipper lorries can hold such a high volume of materials, you can continue to work productively knowing materials are just a phone call away. 

Responsible Waste Removers 

Having knowledge of local recyclers and disposal solutions is essential when conducting a renovation project, as all waste created needs to be disposed of in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. 

However, if you’re not local to the area, finding reputable recyclers and waste removers can become a real pain point. Especially as there are still rogue traders who will act as a reputable company but cause huge problems for contractors when the waste is dumped of fly-tipping. 

Avoiding scenarios like this is essential, which is why as licensed waste removers, we can support your project by ensuring all waste is removed safely and recycled with the appropriate partners. 

As well as being licensed by the Environment Agency, we also partner with a network of recyclers, which means your waste will be separated and distributed to limit the amount of waste that goes into landfill. 

If you need support on a local renovation project let us discuss the services we can support you with. Contact our team today to discover how we can help. 

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road
Melbourn
Hertfordshire
SG8 6EY

enquiries@ajgrabire.co.uk

Top Locations

Cambridge
Royston
Newmarket
Saffron Walden
Harlow
Haverhill
Ely
Bury St Edmunds

 

Opening times

Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493