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Nov 2021 – Fleet Expansion 


We have taken delivery of a new Volvo FMX420. The unit features the MR Services (Essex) Ltd livery with the distinctive white cab and blue body in our corporate colour. The new vehicle is Euro 6, ULEZ compliant and fitted with the latest camera and safety equipment.

This purchase will enable us to service our client’s needs more efficiently.

MR Services Essex
MR Services Essex

October 2021- GB Vehicle stickers

From 28th Sept anyone wishing to use their vehicle in Europe needs to display a UK number plate or a sticker covering the GB symbol on the left hand side.

You now need to display a UK sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following:

GB identifier with the Union flag
Euro symbol
National flag of England, Scotland or Wales
Numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier

The good news is that for around £5 for 2 x number plate stickers and the oval sticker are widely available online.

September 2021 - Local lockdowns this winter?

Professor Tim Spector who leads the ZOE Covid Symptom Study App at Kings College, London has reportedly said that regional rules could be necessary this winter, when viruses circulate easier.

Here at MR Services we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Including urging staff to be vaccinated and of course the usual measures of hand-washing, social distancing, additional cleaning and contactless deliveries where possible.

We are hopeful that Essex will remain lockdown free and look forward to delivering to your site soon.

MR Services Essex
MR Services Essex

August 2021 – Grab Hire FAQ

What Is Grab Hire?
Grab lorries are vehicles that are used to clear away large amounts of waste from difficult to reach areas, using their attached hydraulic arm.

What Size Is A Grab Lorry?
Our lorries, on average, are around 3 metres wide. In order to allow us to successfully enter your site, ensure that all access points have sufficient clearance either side.

What Is A Grab Used For?
They are used for the collection and transportation of large amounts of waste from construction projects either commercial or domestic. The hydraulic arm means that tricky areas can be reached easily, with less manpower required to shift heavy loads.

What Material Can A Grab Lorry Carry?
Our lorries can carry a variety of materials including; Soil, Muck, Aggregates, concrete and topsoil, this is classed as inert waste. We do not take hazardous waste, general mixed waste, green waste or contaminated waste. If any of these are found in the load, then there could be an extra charge for haulage and tonnage as it will have to be tipped at the appropriate site.

How Long Will The Grab Take To Load?
How long the vehicle takes to load depends on where the waste is situated - if it is neatly set out in one place, it will take around 15-20 minutes to load.

How Much Can A Grab Lorry Carry?
Our 8-wheeler lorries weigh around 16 tonnes when they are empty, and the maximum authorised mass of these lorries is 32 tonnes, so they can carry 16 tonnes of waste. In terms of volume, this is between 12 and 15 cubic metres, depending on the type of material.

How far can A Grab Lorry Reach?
Our 8-wheeler lorries can reach approximately 7.6m from the vehicle.

Can The Grab Lorry Load Over A Fence Or Wall?
As long as the driver can position the lorry alongside the fence or wall, and they can see the material from the control platform, then a grab lorry can load over a wall.

Where Should I Leave My Waste For Grab Hire?
The place you choose for your waste is crucial to the efficiency of its removal. Ensure that you place it out in the open, away from low hanging tree branches and cables, positioned in a place that allows the driver to pull up directly alongside the waste.

July 2021 – Surprising items that can be recycled

Crayons - are non-decomposable but can be recycled to help schools, educators and children across the country. https://crayoncollection.org/

Batteries - not all can be recycled but many can. They are not permitted to go into household recycling bins, but many shops and supermarkets that sell batteries offer a recycling point.

Christmas Trees – recycling is becoming more widespread, many local councils provide a kerbside collection in early January.

Oil – used cooking and engine oil can usually be recycled at your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC). There is usually a limit on this service so please check before you go.

Carpet – A use can always be found; as a rug, dog bed, car boot lining or even to cover a veg patch in winter to prevent weed growth.

Light bulbs - Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or low energy light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and are accepted at HWRCs

Inhalers - There is a scheme currently in place by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) find your local inhaler drop off point here www.pharmacyfinder.completethecycle.eu

Eyeglasses – approximately 3.6m pairs of glasses go to landfill every year. They cannot be put in your household recycling but Vision Aid Overseas will refurbish your specs and donate to those in need www.visionaidoverseas.org

MR Services (Essex) Ltd are committed recycling – see our Environmental Policy for details.

For pricing and availability Please use our contact form.

MR Services Essex
MR Services Essex

June 2021 – Awareness days 

We have been checking out the awareness days. May was a big month for Mental Health, Skin Cancer, Measurement (Blood Pressure) and Tourette Awareness. Thankfully we have some fun things to look forward to in June, here are a list of our favourites.

17/5 – 17/6 National Smile Month
30/5 – 5/6 Bike Week
1/6/21 World Milk Day
1/6/21 International Children’s Day
1/6 – 30/6 National Candy Month
3/6/21 National Egg Day
4/6/21 National Cheese Day
4/6/21 National Fish & Chip Day
15/6/21 National Beer Day
21/6/21 Bring Your Dog to Work Day
22/6 -27/6 National Picnic Week

We hope you enjoy these special days and the upcoming mini heatwave that has been predicted.

We are optimistic that the warmer weather will enable us to produce topsoil. For pricing and availability Please use our contact form.

May 2021 - Roadmap out of Lockdown

A huge tranche of changes happened on 17th May. International travel was reviewed, several places were put on the “Green list” but only Gibraltar and Portugal in Europe. Up to 30 people can meet outdoors and 6 people (two households) can meet indoors. The long-awaited indoor entertainment opened up too.

We are now eagerly looking forward to Step 4 which will take place no earlier than 21st June which will see no legal limits on social contact. Hopefully further travel restrictions will be lifted and we will be able to have a proper summer holiday.

Here at MR Services we have worked hard to ensure the safety of our staff and customers and we would like to thank you for your co-operation.

MR Services Essex
MR Services Essex

April 2021 - Highlight on
ISO 9001:2015

What is ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system. The standard is based on a number of quality management values including a strong customer focus, motivation, continual improvement, risk reduction, customer satisfaction and traceability through the implementation of various management system processes.

Here at MR Services (Essex) Ltd we have embraced the Certification process and used it as a positive means to improve systems we have in place to ensure conformity of the goods and services we provide.
We are pleased to announce that despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, our recent external audit we gained a Grade 1 Pass.together. 

March 2021 – Highlight on Building Waste Materials

No matter how small your building project is, you will generate waste. There are several ways to dispose of this spoil: Grab lorry, Recycling, Skip lorry or bulk bag.

Skip lorry and bulk bags are great because you don’t have to sort your waste - on the downside it can be a very expensive method of disposal.

Recycling is a great way to save money. Reusing bricks or blocks as hardcore or even reselling unused materials on one of the many specialist websites. Helping the environment is of course the best feature of recycling.

Finally, our speciality Grab lorries. We are able to remove from site large quantities of soil/bricks/concrete. All you have to do is place it in a spot easily accessible and we do the rest. To make further savings if you sort the spoil into soil and concrete/brick loads the latter attracts a much lower price per load. 

Why not give us a call for competitive pricing or use our online form.

MR Services Essex
MR Services Essex

February 2021 

Today (3/2/21) marks the 16th Birthday of MR Services (Essex) Ltd. There have been some changes along the way that have made us into the Company we are today.

We provide a top quality service for muck away, removal, disposal and recycling as well as the supply of aggregates, topsoil and turf.

We are an ISO 9001 registered company, Fully Licensed Waste Carriers with our own transfer station conforming to WAMITAB regulations and we pride ourselves on our excellent health and Safety record.

Our customers and suppliers have been instrumental in our success and we would like to thank you all and look forward to another 16 years of trading together. 

January 2021

Happy New Year!

We would like to thank our customers and suppliers for the help provided and consideration shown during the year that was 2020.

We are looking forward to better things during 2021 and despite the latest lockdown we will remain open.

Please use our online form to contact us

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