Deciding between hiring a skip or a grab lorry can be a difficult task, especially if you’re not sure which one is more tailored towards your project. This blog will provide you with the information you need on both of these waste disposal methods so you can decide which solution is better suited to your needs. 

In order to know whether you should hire a grab lorry or a skip, you need to differentiate between the two first, therefore, we will be explaining what each waste management solution consists of. As well as this, we will be providing scenarios where each solution would be best, in order to give you as much information as possible to help you decide between grab lorry or skip hire.

What is a skip?

A skip is an open-topped container that is delivered to your door at a convenient time to suit you, it is then collected at a time you set. At Stone, we offer same day skip hire for those who need it urgently. 

Skip services are usually used for smaller jobs that will be carried out over longer periods of time, due to this, a permit is required if the skip is placed on public land. 

You can acquire skips in many different sizes, we offer 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 yard skips. As well as this, we offer 20, 30, 40 & 50 Yard roll on roll off bins which are designed to dispose of a high volume of waste, usually from construction or industrial sites. 

What is a grab lorry?

A grab lorry is designed with a hydraulic arm to be able to collect large quantities of waste, which is then transported and disposed of accordingly. 

Grab hire is typically used for large construction projects and don’t require you to make space for them as they can fit on most sites or can even collect waste from the road. This also means that a permit isn’t required to use a grab lorry. 

As grab lorries are built for larger projects, they are naturally a lot bigger than skips. We offer eight-wheel grab lorries that can carry up to 18 tonnes of waste. 

When should you use a skip?

Skip hire is a good idea if you are completing a project over a period of time and need somewhere safe to dispose of your waste. Skip hire is also good for smaller projects. Here are a few situations where a skip would be the best option. 

A home clearout 

In this situation, a skip is a great way to dispose of the old stuff you no longer need. You can acquire multiple skip sizes to accommodate for the amount of waste you will have. For example, if you are clearing out a certain room, you may only want to hire a 4 yard skip, although they are smaller, they can still hold over 30 full bin bags.

Remodelling your garden

When it comes to remodelling your garden, a skip could be a great solution to accommodate green waste removal. Hiring a skip would allow you to work on your garden knowing you have somewhere safe to deposit your waste, therefore keeping your garden tidy so you can focus on remodelling.

A small home extension 

Home extensions often lead to a lot of rubble being left behind which needs to be disposed of properly. This is where a builders skip would be a good solution to deal with the mess left behind. 

When should you use a grab hire?

As previously mentioned, a grab lorry is used on larger projects that need the waste disposed of quickly and easily. There are many scenarios in which grab hire would be the best solution – here are a few examples. 

Large garden projects 

If you are having a large garden project completed that is going to result in a lot of waste such as cut down trees, large amounts of soil and rubble then a grab lorry would be a good option to help you dispose of larger objects. Although skips are a great option for smaller garden renovations, when it comes to disposing of heavy items grab hire is the best option. At Stone we also offer grab lorry soil removal to ensure your garden stays neat and tidy.

Home Renovations

When it comes to renovating your home you will undoubtedly acquire a lot of waste whether that be unwanted bricks, plasterboard or general waste. A grab hire lorry is a great option to dispose of all your unwanted waste as it is able to hold a larger capacity meaning you can get rid of all of your waste in one go. Another benefit is that you don’t have to worry about dumping restrictions as Stone will take care of that for you. 

Commercial Waste

Moreover, grab hire is a great option if you have a lot of commercial waste. For example, events such as fairs or concerts generate a lot of waste which is usually more than a skip can handle, therefore hiring a grab lorry would be a great way to dispose of the waste in a quick and efficient way. 

Now it’s time for you to choose between a grab lorry or skip

We have given you all the information you need in order to decide which waste management solution is best for you, so you can be comfortable in your decision. 
As previously mentioned we offer both grab lorry and skip services, for both commercial and domestic skip hire. We offer same and next day delivery at affordable prices. You can get a free quote for any of your waste management needs now before you book a skip online. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team.