If you need to dispose of a large amount of construction or industrial waste, then you have probably come across plenty of solutions already. With there being so many solutions out there it can be quite difficult to make up you’re your mind and choose the right waste removal solution that suits your needs.
Garb Lorries are a great solution to removing large amounts of waste, find out all you need to know about grab lorries and their capacity in this blog.
What Is A Grab Lorry?
Grab Lorries, Also known as grab hire is a type of truck that features an hydraulic arm and bucket to collect and clear large amounts of waste. Other than removing large volumes of trash in one trip, grab Lorries are particularly famed for their ability to collect debris from inaccessible places. This means that if there’s limited access to the site you need the waste cleared from, a grab lorry can still get the job done.
What Is A Grab Lorries Capacity?
The grab lorry capacity varies depending on how wide the vehicle is, the volume material you need removed, and its location. Here’s a brief outline of different grab Lorries carrying capacities
- A 4-Wheel grab lorry can haul up to 8 tons
- A 6-wheel grabber truck will carry up to 12 tons of waste
- An 8-Wheel grab lorry capacity is up to 16 tons.
- Construction Waste
Construction waste, for instance, demolished building materials such as broken concrete blocks and paving slabs, bricks and rubble from a demolition project can be taken away by the truck.
- Muck Away
Muck away refers to inert waste such as clay, mixed soil, concrete, stone, and chalk. This type of waste is also accepted by grab Lorries, but it must be separated first.
- General Recyclable Waste
Some of the debris cleared under this category include garden waste such as trees, flower cuttings, and hedge trimmings. Also, if your project involves digging and getting rid of a lot of earth and soil, you can count on these services.
However, you need to ensure that the waste, whether garden waste or soil, is non-hazardous. In other words, if the area you’re working on was previously or is contaminated with chemical spills, it would be dangerous if it ends up mixing with recyclable waste collected by the company before your waste was taken.
What Kind of Waste Cannot Be Removed by a Grab Lorry?
Grab lorry companies are usually under the regulation of government environmental agencies and must, therefore, comply with the rules and regulations set by these agencies. This means that although a grab hire will remove almost any type of waste, most companies won’t accept waste that’s too toxic to bury or recycle.
For instance, most grab hires won’t remove battery-related waste as it’s hazardous and toxic. Other than batteries, most grab hires will also not take on a job if it involves clearing asbestos, paints, and oils, or tires.
Also, as mentioned earlier, a grab hire company won’t remove your waste if it contains chemical spills or if it’s contaminated.
In a nutshell, if your project waste is toxic and hazardous, you may need to look for other ethical ways to dispose it. On the bright side, most grab hire companies are often aware of other waste removal companies that would be willing to clear your toxic waste and will advise you on where to turn to if they can’t offer the service.