Waste Collections

McGrath provides a reliable, efficient collection service to transport wastes from your premises to our Barking based Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Greater London. Our fleet ranges from dustcarts and grab lorries to skip loaders and rolonof vehicles which enables us to provide bespoke solutions irrespective of access or space limitations.

We have been providing skip hire services for over 40 years. Our experience has resulted in an efficient, responsive service for commercial, construction and industrial customers.

Arranging a collection

McGrath Waste Management Customer Contact CentreCollections are coordinated by our in-house Customer Contact Centre based at our Barking head office which operates an out-of-hours 24-hour emergency telephone service, please call 0845 548 5500 / 0845 658 8391. We are able to process orders at weekends and Bank Holidays. From our purpose built Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) we are ideally situated for providing prompt deliveries/collections to the City of London and surrounding areas. As communication is a vital aspect of our business all of our vehicles are fitted with radio control equipment and GPS tracking devices. This is backed up by a fully computerised bespoke order system which enables our operation team to programme workloads more effectively. This results in a benefit that is passed onto you through a more reliable prompt service.

How we manage your collection

Our Service Department has a dedicated logistics team which coordinates deliveries and collections using the latest digital communications systems. The incorporation of GPS tracking and route planning software enables us to coordinate and manage waste to maximise the reliability and efficiency of the logistics operation.

The software contains a powerful diary system to keep day-to-day track of contracts and sophisticated reporting capabilities which enables us to prepare transactional and performance reports on demand.

The system contains an asset database of client sites and fully integrates with our logistics team to enable us to manage collections in real-time remotely by our operatives via PDA devices. It incorporates GPS tracking and route planning software to enable us to coordinate and manage waste collections to maximise the efficiency of the logistics operation and provide a complete audit trail of waste.

Digital waste management systems in actionOur digital waste management systems have been developed to provide a seamless process which integrates data from collections (using PDA devices), the delivery at our facilities via the weighbridge system and outbound deliveries (PDAs) to automatically record and validate the quantity and destinations  of client’s waste throughout each stage of the recycling process.

Collection operatives will enter details of each collection into a bespoke form set-up on a PDA which the client’s site representative is requested to check and sign. This information is sent digitally to the database where it is stored. The system is set-up to automatically email this information (i.e a Waste Transfer Note) for their records. Similarly data is recorded, stored and can be communicated at other stages in the recycling process to provide clients and regulatory agencies with a complete audit trail.

Every stage of the waste collection, recycling and marketing process is recorded digitally into our bespoke works system which provides us with a fully traceable audit trail of the volume and destination of the materials we handle.

Collections can be scheduled for regular volumes of recyclables or we can provide a responsive, on-demand service for more ad-hoc materials.

Waste Collection Fleet

The McGrath Group owns its own waste collection fleet consisting of over 65 vehicles of different sizes and capacities to collect and transport every conceivable type and quantity of commercial and municipal waste from site to our transfer facilities.

The diversity in the fleet and expertise of our transport team enables us to provide solutions irrespective of access or space limitations that are often present in many sites.  Our fleet includes:

  • Skip loader lorries
  • Twin-engined road sweepers
  • Caged ‘wait and load’ vehicles
  • 8-Wheel 32 tonne GVW Grab Lorries
  • Rolonof vehicles for portable compaction units
  • 32 tonne Rolonof Vehicles for larger container
  • Rear End Loaders
  • 90 cu yd artic push out trailers

As committed members of both the CLOCS and FORS schemes all of our lorries are fully compliant with the Transport for London  Safe Lorry Scheme and are fitted with the following safety equipment for the protection of vulnerable road users, Class 4, 5 and 6 mirrors, Fresnel lens, side scan detection kits, audible left turn and reversing warnings, 4 way camera systems, side under run guards on both sides, warning signage and high visibility markings.

Our on-going training programmes crucially promote safety, eliminating potentially hazardous conditions and maintaining customer satisfaction due to less unscheduled equipment breakdowns.

We are also able to accept deliveries by boat to our wharf waste facilities.

Skips/Roll Ons

Skip delivery in LondonWe provide a fully comprehensive service. Skips can be provided in many sizes (7yd, 10yd, 12yd, 14yd, 20yd, 40 yd) to-site at short notice. We also supply closed skips (14yd, 16yd) and 20 tonne GVW skips.

We offer a complete package from advice on the type and size of skip required to arranging highway suspensions, obtaining permits, liaising with councils, Environment Agency requirements, pre-treatment hazardous waste requirements, site waste plans and complex advanced reporting.

Our network of approved service partners enables us to offer a nationwide service.

We can supply compaction equipment such as static and portable compactors for condensing bulky materials such as cardboard and minimising volumes to reduce collection frequencies and transport costs. Balers can also be provided to convert these wastes into neat, compact bales that can be collected for specialist recycling.