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Muck Away in Molesey | Our Service Explained


Most of our prospective customers in the Molesey area will have some idea of what a grab hire company does in terms of providing a waste clearance and rubbish clearance service. What many won’t realise is that a grab lorry also makes a great choice for the removal of inert material. We call these muck away or “cartaway” services, which we offer to domestic customers, commercial clients, tradespeople and property developers across the region.


Grab hire and muck away go hand-in-hand to strengthen our core range of waste clearance and rubbish clearance solutions. This page explains how a grab lorry or a tipper truck can visit sites in Molesey to manage inert waste removal in a timely and efficient manner.


At LTS Grab Hire, we have a modern vehicle fleet in a choice of sizes to help our local customers and clients in the clearance of excavated land waste – usually soil and aggregates, which go back into the production after screening and processing. Choosing between a grab lorry and a tipper truck often depends on the scale of your waste clearance project, and the capacity you need to have everything removed, ideally, in a single visit.


While tipper trucks have longer beds and a larger carrying capacity, they only offer a realistic option for inert rubbish clearance and muck away work if the client has the means to load the vehicle onsite. A grab lorry, fitted with an extending hydraulic arm, has less capacity but can enter a Molesey site to load, collect and carry waste as a single vehicle.


Large-scale developments in the area with muck away requirements will almost certainly need a combination of grab hire vehicles and tipper trucks onsite at any one time.


Typical vehicle capacities are as follows:


• Tipper truck (six-wheel) – 16t

• Tipper truck (eight-wheel) – 20t

• Grab lorry (four-wheel) – 9.5t

• Grab lorry (six-wheel) – 12t

• Grab lorry (eight-wheel) – 16t


Please note that LTS Grab Hire might not have all of these vehicles available for hire.


What Happens to Collected Muck Away Waste?


Materials derived from our traditional waste clearance and rubbish clearance services in Molesey undergo initial screening at our yard in Lower Tadworth and pass on to licensed waste centres across the region for further processing. Companies like our own handle muck away waste collected on a grab lorry or in a tipper truck slightly differently.


Because muck away waste is inert material and sourced from excavation, land clearance and groundwork projects, it contains a high percentage of soil and mixed aggregates. By recycling these materials and selling them back to businesses as an alternative to primary aggregates, there’s less demand for quarried material – a huge benefit for the environment.


In some cases, LTS Grab Hire and other waste clearance companies might take inert waste directly to landfill sites where it covers over material from other rubbish clearance projects in Molesey and the surrounding South West London and Surrey areas.


If you have muck away requirements and would like to see how a grab lorry could benefit your operation, call LTS Grab Hire today. We’re a friendly, personable and helpful waste removal company providing a convenient alternative to skip hire services for domestic customers and an equally useful alternative to roll-on/roll-off containers for businesses.


Arrange a grab lorry to visit your Molesey site for muck away work by calling LTS Grab Hire on

07772 045137.