Is A Grab Lorry Cheaper Than A Skip?

   29 July 2022

When it comes to waste management, grab hire and skip hire are two of the most popular options. They are both effective methods and are highly convenient for both domestic and commercial purposes, making it difficult to know which one to choose. For many people, it comes down to cost.

In this blog, we’re going to look at grab hire services and skip hire in more detail, as well as exploring which option is the cheapest.

What Is Cheaper Between A Grab Lorry & A Skip?

Before we examine the costs, it’s important to clearly decipher between skip hire and grab hire. Skip hire is very common and entails hiring a skip that will be placed on your driveway or outside your property. There are guidelines on what can be put in a skip, but generally speaking, if you’re having a basic clear out or renovating a property, most of the waste can be put into a skip.

Skips come in lots of different sizes, making them ideal for both commercial clients and domestic clients. With a skip, you put the waste in the skip yourself. You generally hire the skip out for a set length of time – be it days or weeks.

Grab hire involves a grab lorry using a flexible arm to pick up debris, mostly from areas that are hard to reach.

In terms of costs, there isn’t a clear answer between which is cheaper. The price you pay will depend wholly on the type of job you’re doing, the length of time it takes, and how big the job is.


How Big Is The Job?

Next, you need to consider how big the job is. Generally speaking, grab lorries are used for larger jobs which means it’s cheaper to hire one than to hire several skips for a big job. In contrast, if you only have a moderate amount of waste, a skip will likely be the best option. Also with grab lorries, we cannot take ‘mixed waste’ which generally includes wood & plastic etc, so in this instance a skip is your only option. 

Grab Lorry Hire Near You

At JW Clark, we provide first class grab hire services comprising four and eight wheeler grabs and tippers. We have years of experience in removing earth and soil, rubble, tarmac, and green waste. We are among the most reputable and experienced providers of grab hire, with our fully qualified operators making quick work of all your waste needs.

We work with both domestic and commercial clients and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We work with clients across the midlands, including in Northampton, Bedford, Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough.

If you’d like to find out more about our grab hire services and get a quote, please get in touch


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