A grab lorry can hold and move more waste than a traditional skip, which means they’re ideal for removing waste from both large and small projects. 

Whether you’re working on a small private project or a large commercial build, there’s nothing a grab lorry can’t move. 

While a skip is often used for all types of waste, a grab lorry can also move a variety of waste and move it to a designated recycling or reuse plant where it often has the chance of being reused. This is one of the many reasons people prefer to use a grab lorry, as they know their waste is being disposed of in the most environmentally friendly manner. 

If you’re considering hiring a grab lorry for your next project, we’ve revealed the types of waste a grab lorry can move, so you know it’s fit for the job. 


Muck away includes the removal of mud and earth. 

At AJ Grab Hire our Muck-Away service means you can move high volumes of muck in a much quicker way than using a traditional skip. 

From digging the foundations of a build, to a large landscaping project; high mountains of muck can quickly build up on-site, which delays projects and makes it difficult to manoeuvre around the site. 

While a traditional skip would get filled quickly, a grab lorry can not only manually pick the muck off the ground, but it can hold a far higher volume of muck than a skip. 

When budgeting is a concern for a project, this can help you stay within costs, as a grab lorry can often hold double the amount of a skip. 

Green Waste 

From grass, shrubbery, flowers, and hedge cuttings; at AJ Grab Hire our grab lorries are ideal for collecting and removing large volumes of green waste. 

Whether you’re working on a large landscaping project, or demolishing green space, our grab hire lorries can collect and remove all types of green waste. 

As licensed waste removers, we dispose of your green waste in an environmentally friendly way so that we can reduce the impact on landfill sites. 

While skips can be placed on-site to remove green waste, this requires both land space, and manual labour to fill the skip. However, with a grab lorry, we can collect your green waste from a designated area quickly and efficiently — no need for extra manual labour, and no large-skip getting in the way. 

Green Waste that we remove includes; 

  • Grass 
  • Shrubbery 
  • Hedge cuttings 
  • Flowers 
  • Trees 
  • Bushes



Our Timber Away Service is particularly popular with those in the building and construction sector. 

As wood and other timbers are vital resources in the construction industry, we take them to specialist timber recycling plants so that the materials do not end up in landfill. 

All customers who choose our Timber Away service are given details of where their timber and wood cuttings will be taken and disposed of. 

From domestic builds to large housing estate builds, we have supported a number of individuals and organisations in removing their timber waste efficiently so that work can continue seamlessly. 

Timber waste that we remove includes; 

  • Wood chippings
  • Timber offcuts 



Grab lorries can move both domestic and commercial rubbish much faster than a traditional skip. 

From on-site rubbish to domestic house clearance rubbish, at AJ Grab Hire, we are licensed to remove waste. 

As fly-tipping has become an increased issue across the UK, we give our customers peace-of-mind that our service is professional, efficient and authorised by the Environment Agency. 

Rubbish clearance is a sensitive area of waste removal for many companies as it can make a site look untidy, and be a risk to the public in some spaces. Therefore, we remove rubbish quickly and in high volumes to ensure it is not sat around on-site, causing obstructions, or causing any hazards to the public. 

Rubbish waste that we remove includes; 

  • Domestic rubbish
  • Commercial rubbish 



Rubble from construction work or demolitions can often overwhelm a project. There are high quantities of rubble, and it needs to be moved quickly to keep the project on track. 

This is where a grab lorry really comes into its own, as a grab lorry can pick-up and move hardcore materials far quicker than a traditional skip. 

In fact, in many circumstances, a traditional skip cannot handle the high capacity of hardcore that needs to be removed. It can take many skips before the hardcore is finally removed. However, with a grab lorry, there is no need for the rubble to be moved. A grab lorry can access even hard to reach terrains on a site, and collect hardcore in large quantities. 

Hardcore waste that we remove includes; 

  • Aggregate
  • Rubble 
  • Stone
  • Brick 


For more information on the types of waste, our grab lorries can remove from your project, contact our friendly team at AJ Grab Hire. 


AJ Grab Hire

Head Office:
Langdale Farm
Cambridge Road


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Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9am – 12pm

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