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Muckaway in Meopham | Answering Common Concerns Associated with Our Services


If you’re new to the world of muckaway collections and grab hire services, we understand that things can quickly become confusing. Permits, regulations, timescales, costs – as industry experts, we sympathise. It’s because of this, however, we go above and beyond to make our services as easy-to-understand as possible. From aggregate suppliers to land restoration specialists, whichever service you hire us for, you will always have complete confidence ahead of our arrival at your Meopham site.


To show our commitment to your peace of mind, we have tackled below some of the most common concerns we hear from new domestic and commercial clients before muckaway and grab hire services.

Do I need a permit for grab hire like I do with a skip?


No, you do not need any kind of permit when using a grab hire service. If you can’t fit your skip or skips onto private land or a driveway, you will need to secure a permit from the relevant authorities in Meopham to have it placed in the road or a public parking space. Naturally, the larger your construction, landscaping or land restoration project, the more this will cost.


Shaw Haulage utilises grab hire vehicles for muckaway and aggregate delivery services, so we only need access to your site to make a collection. With the extendable hydraulic arm, we often don’t even need direct access. Our experienced operators can reach over walls, fences and other barriers, dropping your waste directly into the loader.


Can I combine my aggregate delivery with a muckaway collection?


Of course. We recognise that your project has a set budget and timescale, so we do whatever we can to keep you on track. As aggregate suppliers, we deliver your construction, landscaping or land restoration materials in one of our grab hire lorries. If needed, we can then fill the empty loader with your spoil before leaving.


This approach offers optimal time-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. What’s more, by providing two services in one visit, we keep our vehicle emissions down too.


Do you provide operators for grab hire vehicles?


Yes, we do. From services as aggregate suppliers to work as muckaway collectors, we never compromise safety or legality. As such, we always supply a trained driver and operator with our grab hire vehicles. Put simply, this is the safest and fastest way to complete a waste collection or aggregate delivery in the Meopham area.


Please note, our vehicles come in various sizes with different load capacities, operating systems and buckets. Even if you have trained personnel at your construction or land restoration site, they may not have the same familiarity with our trucks as we do.


Ultimately, we want to complete our service as quickly and safely as possible. This means we can get in and out with minimal disruption to your project.


Do you recycle the waste you collect?


Yes, we do. Shaw Haulage proudly operates as an ethical waste management company. After collecting muckaway and other waste from sites in Meopham and across Kent, we return them to a recycling plant in Sittingbourne. Here, we screen and process the materials and products. Where possible, we reuse waste as secondary aggregates which we supply to domestic and commercial clients for construction, landscaping and land restoration projects.


Our aggregate suppliers deliver recycled materials and puddling clay throughout the Kent area.

Call Shaw Haulage on 01795 420 606 to talk over options for your own muckaway or grab hire needs in Meopham. We happily answer any concerns you may have.