“According to the U.S. Forest Service, pallet recyclers in the United States recover more than 460 million used pallets annually and less than 1% end up in landfills.” –Pallet Enterprise
It is reported that there are nearly 2 billion pallets in the world. Of these, 60% will be replaced by new pallets. Unlike plastic pallets and cartons, wooden pallets can be reconditioned and reused.
It’s a laborious and time consuming task, but recycling used wooden pallets is beneficial to the whole planet.
If you find yourself looking for ways to dispose of used standard sized (48×40) pallets as well as other used pallets that aren’t broken beyond repair, please save some trees and contact us before throwing them away.
Select Pallets also offers free pallet removal for trailer loads of used pallets to be used for pallet recycling. Please see our requirements/conditions page for more on our free pallet removal for pallet recycling program.
*In some cases we also buy used pallets which we can cut up and reuse. This typically depends on the size and condition of the pallets. If you are looking to sell your used wood pallets, we typically only buy 48″ x 40″ pallets, but feel free to contact us for more information.