Run A Warehouse With Too Many Pallets? 2 Tips On Recycling Them

Posted on: 23 July 2021


If you run your own warehouse and purchased some new pallets, instead of throwing away your old pallets, you should recycle them. There are many ways you can do this and then different things you can do with the recycled material. Keep reading so you will have more room in your warehouse.

Recycling Pallets

Before you start recycling your wood pallets, you need to make sure they have not been treated. This is because some companies treat wood pallets with pesticides to prevent pests, such as termites. If so, you cannot recycle these pallets as they can be dangerous. Instead, the pallets must be ground down and the grounded wood disposed of. 

If your pallets have not been treated in any way, contact a recycling company to get them recycled. The recycling company will first separate the wood pallets and then break the wood down. This can then be used for yard mulch, scrap wood, or even fuel for boilers. 

Contact a recycling company, and they can come to your business to pick up your wood pallets for you in most cases. This is especially beneficial if you have a lot of pallets that you want to recycle. Ask the recycling center what they plan to do with the pallets that you give them. 

If the pallets are in good condition, you can sell them to make extra money. How much you make depends on the condition. Ask the recycling company you use or look online to find a company that purchases wood pallets. 

Give to Employees

Ask your employees if they would like your wood pallets. You may be surprised that many of them will say yes. This is because wood pallets can be used in a variety of ways. For example, people can grind them down and put them in their yard as mulch. Other people can turn the pallets into tables and other furniture inside or outside their homes. 

If there are enough wood pallets, they can be used to create a patio. The patio boards are taken apart and then often treated with sealant to protect the wood. You can also use pallets as a hanger for shoes or decorative items or use them outside as plant hangers. You could even take some pallets home yourself. 

Deciding to recycle your wood pallets is a good choice as this is much better for the environment as the pallets will stay out of the landfills. Contact a local pallet recycling service to learn more.