What is Grab Lorry Hire and is it the Right Choice for Your Job? 

If you’re starting a small renovation project, skip hire might seem like the obvious option for waste removal, but have you considered hiring a grab lorry instead? 

What is a grab lorry? 

A grab lorry is a specialist truck with a hydraulic arm that can reach up to 8 meters. Grab lorries are an excellent option for the collection and removal of waste, as they can easily be used to grab waste from hard to reach areas, with the waste then loaded into the back of the lorry to be removed. 

Grab lorry hire

Whether you are a private or commercial customer, we can provide grab lorry hire to collect and dispose of your surplus waste. All you have to do is ensure that your waste is left in an accessible area within 4 meters of an area where our grab lorry can park, and your waste can be removed and disposed of at your convenience. As our grab lorries are equipped with arms that can reach up to 8 meters, they can easily lift waste over hedges and walls too!

No matter the amount of waste you need to have removed, with our grab lorry hire we can remove it efficiently, and make sure it’s cleared and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Is grab lorry hire right for you?

Grab lorries are perfect for removal of a wide range of waste materials, including rubble, bricks, soil, concrete, timber, green waste such as hedges, trees and bushes, and general non-hazardous waste. 

Grab lorry hire is a particularly good option if you lack the space on your property to place a skip. Because a grab lorry only needs to be parked up for a short period of time, grab lorry hire does not require a permit, as skip hire would when a skip needs to be placed in the road.  



If you have any questions about our skip hire, or grab lorry hire services please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, our team is here to help!

The Importance of Proper Asbestos Removal 

Asbestos still poses a serious risk when it comes to any demolition or refurbishment work, and it’s extremely important that asbestos is removed and disposed of appropriately and according to legal requirements. 

What is asbestos 

Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring minerals, composed of flexible, soft and heat resistant fibres, which were used for decades as building materials. 

While Asbestos has now been banned in the UK since 1999, buildings constructed prior to this are very likely to contain asbestos in some form. 

What to do if you find asbestos 

If you are concerned that you may have discovered asbestos, it’s important to act appropriately. If the building materials containing asbestos remain intact, they pose very little risk, in this case if possible you must leave these materials intact and seal the area back up. 

When asbestos containing materials are disturbed, asbestos fibres are released into the air, which is where the risk of asbestos is posed. When these fibres are inhaled by people in the surrounding environment, they can lead to serious lung conditions, including lung scarring, and even forms of cancer. The symptoms of asbestos related illness often do not appear for decades after exposure, so treatment is extremely difficult. 

Consequently, if asbestos containing materials have been, or need to be disturbed, you must act quickly to protect yourself and those around you. If you suspect the presence of asbestos, you must halt your work immediately, until this has been confirmed. If the materials are confirmed as containing asbestos, they must be removed and disposed of properly, by qualified professionals- never attempt to remove asbestos yourself. 

Asbestos disposal services 

There are strict regulations around the disposal of asbestos containing materials. Asbestos must only be removed and disposed of by a person who is properly trained, with the right equipment, as any waste with more than 0.1% of asbestos is classed as hazardous waste.

We can aid in the disposal of asbestos-containing materials safely and lawfully, with the correct PPE/RPE, and packing that meets regulatory standards.



If you have any questions about asbestos disposal, or require our asbestos disposal service please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, our team is here to help!

A Handy Guide to What you Can and Can’t Dispose of in a Skip 

Skip hire is an excellent waste disposal solution, but no waste management system is a ‘catch all’, and there are certain items that should not be disposed of in a skip. 

As a general rule of thumb, waste can be split into two categories; hazardous and non-hazardous, and it’s actually illegal to mix the two forms of waste, so it’s important that you know what form of waste you need to dispose of, and act accordingly. 

If you’re unsure whether skip hire is the correct solution for your waste disposal, read on for our quick guide to what you can and can’t put in a skip…

What can you put in a skip 

Skips are suitable for a wide range of non-hazardous, household waste, including; wood, soil, rubble, garden waste, furniture, bricks, metal, plasterboard, carpet, and general household rubbish

What can’t you put in a skip 

Hazardous waste that cannot be disposed of in a skip includes; asbestos, which should be disposed of by a specialist contractor. Televisions, fridges and other household electrical items, which should be taken to your local recycling centre. Tyres and fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs should also be taken to your local recycling centre for disposal, and not placed in a skip. 

Batteries should not be placed in a skip, and instead should be disposed of in a battery bag requested from your local authority, or placed in battery banks that can often be found in supermarkets. 

If you need to dispose of gas cylinders, you should either return them to the company that they came from to be reused, or take them to your local recycling centre. Medical waste and chemicals and pesticides should never be disposed of in a skip, instead you should contact your local authority to arrange appropriate disposal. 


If you have any questions about what you can and can’t put in a skip, or wish to enquire about an item not listed in this blog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, our team are on hand to advise you!