09 Dec 2021
Grab Hire vs. Skip Hire

Grab Hire vs. Skip Hire

Colson Transport, owned and operated by CEO Ryan Colson, currently offers both grab hire and skip hire as part of their waste management services. Customers seeking waste removal with Colson Transport now have a range of options to choose from, allowing them to settle on the service that best suits their needs. 

But if you aren’t knowledgeable about skip or grab hire, you might not know which service can benefit you the most. Allow us to delve deeper into grab hire and skip hire, discussing the differences between these services and which might be the best choice for you.

What is grab hire?

Grab hire with Colson Transport is one of our most popular waste removal and waste management services. It helps both domestic and commercial customers with removing and eventually recycling large volumes of waste from their sites.

If you decide to invest in our grab hire service, a grab truck will arrive at your location along with a qualified driver. These grab trucks are fitted with a hydraulic arm that can easily pick up heavy pieces of waste before placing them in the attached open container. Grab trucks are especially useful for construction and landscaping materials, as these sites often produce large quantities of waste. 

When utilising the Ryan Colson grab hire service, we can deliver our grab trucks the very same day, before removing all necessary waste and clearing the site for you. Any materials we take back will be sorted and sent to the appropriate recycling centres.

What is skip hire 

Our second waste removal service is more widely known and used by our residential customers. Skip hire is the process of ordering a skip from Colson Transport and having it delivered to your location. You can choose from a wide variety of skip sizes, starting at 2 yards and ranging up to 14 cubic yards, depending on the amount of waste you need to remove. 

Skip hire is utilised by both commercial and residential clients, as it is an easy way of removing large volumes of waste. Instead of making multiple trips to your local tip, you can dispose of unwanted materials right outside your doorstep and have them taken away by our staff at Colson Transport.

Grab hire vs skip hire

The choice of grab hire or skip hire is entirely up to you as the customer, but you may benefit more from one service than the other. For example, grab hire wouldn’t be suitable for residential clients who are only looking to remove a small amount of waste, as they would be better off with Colson Transport skip hire. 

Another deciding factor is the hire period. Skips have a standard hire period of 10 days, with customers able to extend this on a weekly basis. However, if you’re just looking for a one-day hire, you may benefit more from our grab hire services. Skips also require a permit if placed on roads or public highways, which may not be ideal for some customers and can add to the overall cost. 


There are upsides and downsides to each service, but we hope we’ve made your decision slightly easier. For more information on grab hire or skip hire, get in touch with Colson Transport and find out how Ryan Colson can help you with waste removal.