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What materials can be added to grab hire trucks?


On average an 8-wheel grab hire truck from N.D Brown is able to carry up to 15 cubic metres of material – that could be either waste or valuable goods.

Our trucks are designed, however, to only carry a certain amount of material and will not always be able to cater to everything.

Grab hire companies will tend to stay far away from landfill sites as much as possible. Even if grabber trucks are capable of removing general rubbish or even hazardous waste, recyclable or reusable waste is always the favoured material for our trucks.

For this blog, we will break down what can and can’t go in grabber trucks.

Recyclable Waste Ideal for Grabbers

  • Earth and soil
  • Concrete bricks
  • Topsoil and hardcore
  • Brick
  • Garden & Tree Waste
  • Non-Hazardous Waste

Waste for a Landfill Site

  • General rubbish
  • Rubble
  • Some hazardous waste

Waste that cannot be removed

  • Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Paints and oils
  • Tyres

Deciding between skip hire and grab hire

Both grab hire and skip hire remove waste from domestic and commercial sites safely and efficiently.

Grab lorries specialise in removing large quantities of waste, with the varying skip sizes meaning you will easily find the best waste removal solution, no matter the scale of your project.

Additionally, having a large capacity to hold waste, grab lorries are also very agile vehicles that are popular for accessing hard-to-reach areas. Conclusively, all of your waste can be removed from the roadside without the need for permits.

Accessibility can be an issue for skip hire vehicles, as a permit is usually needed for keeping a skip on the road, with varying approval times. Therefore skips are better suited to locations where there is plenty of space to store them on-site, rather than stationing them on the road.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about grab hire trucks from N.D Brown, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

About ND Brown

ND Brown Ltd is a specialist independent truck rental and sales company of over 40 years’ standing. Owned and operated by the same dedicated management team since its inception, ND Brown’s efforts are focused on supplying the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance industries with high-quality modern HGV vehicles for both short and long-term self-drive hire.

From our sales division, we also sell a wide, but specialised range of new and used commercial vehicles.

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