About Us

New J&J Franks Skip Lorry

Our History

J & J Franks (Franks) has been established for over 80 years and are proud to be Surrey’s largest independently owned Quarrying and Waste management company. 

John and Joseph Franks started the business as a haulage company at the start of the 1940’s and in the 1950s, purchased the Betchworth Sand Quarry to provide high quality building sand to the construction industry in the South. The company was acquired by P Crate Ltd in 1963, with the current Managing Director being a third generation P (Peter) Crate. 

Franks, has evolved into an integrated recycling, waste management and aggregates business, servicing a wide range of commercial and domestic customers. We continue to invest in equipment at our sites in Betchworth and Nutfield to improve the range and quality of services that we are able to offer.


J&J Franks Recycling Centre

J and J Franks Services

At Betchworth, where our head office is located, we have a fully permitted recycling and materials recovery plant, where we focus on being environmental responsible in managing waste. At this site we are able to provide a number of waste disposal services such as skip, grab hire and muck away services. 

In 2018, we began operations at our vast new strategic sand extraction and landfill site (Mercers Quarry) near Nutfield, East Surrey. From here we are able to support building and civil engineering projects for the region. Nutfield Sand has rapidly become a sought after material used as a component for bricklaying mortar, asphalt, soil screening products and brick manufacture.


J&J Franks Working at Mercers Quarry

At Franks we are committed to:

  • offering great customer service at affordable prices
  • striving to divert as much waste as possible from landfill
  • supplying high quality building sand and recycled aggregates to the construction industry
  • using a modern fleet of lorries, driven by trained and fully uniformed drivers
  • ensuring all vehicles are FORs (Freight Operator Recognition Scheme) registered and GPS Tracked


Our services cover parts of Surrey, Sussex and South London and include;

  • Skip Hire
  • Waste Removal – Grabs, Tippers & Muckaway, Rolonoffs, specialist waste
  • Quarry Products – Building Sand, Reject Sand, Recycled aggregates
  • Recycling
  • Landfill

To hire your next Skip, Grab, Muck Away, Compactor, Rolonoff or to order Nutfield Sand, talk to our friendly staff who will be happy to help.

J&J Franks Lorries Sporting the Poppies

Franks Fleet

J and J Franks operates a sizeable fleet of trucks all of which are fully compliant for use in London and meet all the required Health and Safety obligations including all round recording cameras and cyclist protection measures. We are continuously in contact with our fleet of specialised vehicles via dedicated communication network. In addition, our GPS equipment tracks the movement of every vehicle. This allows us to react quickly to your changing requirements and avoids any hold-up on site.

J&J Franks Skips

Licensing and Standards

We at Franks are very serious about compliance with all applicable health and safety, road transport and environmental standards. We regard it as our responsibility to safeguard the environment and to ensure that our customers’ waste, is disposed of in a safe and lawful manner. To this end we have invested in computer systems that record and monitor all waste entering our site and provide information that will allow our customers to audit their waste output. We are proud to recycle/recover 94% of the materials coming in as construction waste.

Franks possess a valid Waste Carrier License and operates licensed waste facilities that are strictly monitored and controlled by the Environment Agency. The waste is transported to our own on-site Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where it is screened to recover all recyclable materials. Every effort is made to avoid sending waste to landfill.

J & J Franks Betchworth Recycling Facility is licenced by the Environment Agency – Licence number EAWML 83667  to recycle and process:

  • Household and Commercial waste
  • Construction and Demolition waste
  • Hazardous materials, including asbestos
  • Recycled Aggregates

Franks is authorised to dispose of inert waste to landfill at our Betchworth Site under Environment Agency Permit number BV 3693 IU.

Accreditations & Certificates

  • We are ISO certified for 14001 Environmental Management. This allows us to lead the way in environmental efficiency savings with our rigorous environmental management system standards.
  • We are also certified for ISO 9001 which is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). This certification has allowed us to demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
  • All of our vehicles are FORs (Freight Operator Recognition Scheme) registered

We strive to provide high quality building sand. View our sand quality certificates (PDF)

What our customers are saying

Im not one to make a post, but just had to say JJ Franks from beginning to end was a really smooth service and the delivery driver was amazingly courteous, and helpful. Well done JJ Franks and congrats on a great service.

Justin Price | Google

Extremely efficient service at delivery and collection. Driver expertly negotiated a tricky entrance and drop off with great skill and courtesy!

Steve Taylor | Google

Skip arrived when expected . The driver was very careful and considerate when placing the skip onto my driveway and was collected at my convenience. Will definitely be hiring a skip again!

Lydia White | Google

Great to work with, friendly staff on hand to help. An overall reliable service!

Atlas Bulk | Google

Great communication, deliveries and pickups were always on time and they sorted out a load of grief I was getting from the Council about skip placement too. Brilliant.

Chris Randall | Google

Fantastic service, would definitely use them again.

H Coughlin | Google

Efficient, prompt and the best price.

James Poke | Google