No matter the type of site you’re managing, from construction to agricultural landscapes, ensuring a project remains on its time frame can be the biggest concern for site managers. 

After all, if a project gets delayed, this costs heavily in both time and resources, which for contractors can sometimes put their entire contract at risk. 

Waste can often be a big pain point when it comes to the efficiency of the site. As waste not only gets generated very quickly but needs to be moved regularly to ensure the site remains tidy and productive. 

While many site managers may choose a skip to support in waste removal, this can be an inconvenient method for larger sites, as the skip can be filled easily, and then the site has to book in for it to be collected. 

This long drawn out process for waste removal is just one of the reasons we believe a grab hire lorry is more convenient. 

If you’re considering which option to choose for your project, we’ve listed the real differences between skips and grab hire.

Quick Waste Removal

When a skip is filled it then has to be booked in for a collection. This can take a few days, which means waste can begin to be piled up in other areas of the site, making the site a health and safety risk. 

However, with a grab hire lorry, your waste can be removed quickly and at a time that is convenient for your project. 

As a grab hire lorry can quite literally ‘grab’ the waste from the ground it can navigate around the site collecting any waste that needs to be removed. 

Move Bigger Loads 

A skip can hold a large volume of waste, but a grab hire lorry can hold three times as much waste due to the volume of the lorry. 

This means that if you’re working on a large scale project where waste is spread miles apart, waste can be collected across the site without the need for multiple skips. 

Having the ability to move bigger loads of waste provides many benefits, as it not only enables the site to remain productive and clear from waste but also reduces the costs of having a number of skips across the site. 

An Agile Approach

Skips are stationary onsite, which means workers have to move waste across the site in order to put it into the skip. This not only causes a health and safety risk, but can cause a delay for workers, and mean extra labour and tools to support the maneuvering of waste on site. 

However, a grab hire lorry can navigate on any terrain, meaning that no matter the landscape of your site, our grab hire lorries can move across it with ease and collect your waste from a location. 

This can mean your workers can continue without having to move waste or cause any potential accidents due to waste being moved around the site. 

Keep Projects On Task

A skip collection can often be delayed, which means waste can pile high around the skip and across the site, delaying the project and making it a dangerous working area. 

This can also be a major problem if your site is in a public space, as unsightly skips can begin to impact the local environment and cause complaints from local residents. 

As a grab hire lorry can move high volumes of waste quickly, your site can remain safe and productive without any delays. 

Gain Additional Support 

A skip can only support your project with waste management, whereas at AJ Skip Hire we take great pride in being able to support your project with the delivery of soil and aggregates. 

This means, as well as removing your waste, we can also deliver products that you require from local suppliers

Providing additional support with the delivery of products and an efficient method of waste removal means we have worked with construction and landscape projects across the UK. 

AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road

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Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

T: 01763 233493


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