Recycling for the Future Pallet recycling industry is responsible for taking millions of wood pallets and over a billion board feet of lumber out of the waste stream each year, substantially reducing the burden on landfills.
Recycling is making pallet disposal easier and better for the environment. According to a study by the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech, the facts about wood pallet recycling are very encouraging.
In a recent year, the pallet industry received an estimated 83.3 million pallets for repair and recycling.
Of the nearly two billion board feet of lumber received for recycling in one year, 1.24 billion board feet were reused to make pallets.
62% of all pallets received for recycling were repaired and reused. Another 14.9% required no repair and were simply reused.
An estimated 125.3 million board feet of lumber from used pallets and pallet parts were processed to create new products from the resulting wood fiber.
The next time you are about to place an order for timber pallets, ask yourself this question Do we really need to buy new pallets?
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Why should I buy used pallets?
Used pallets are exempt from packaging waste regulations, so buyers are spared the costs and paperwork of meeting these regulations.
It makes economic sense to buy quality used pallets or use a repair service.
Used pallets are cheaper than new and so are more cost effective.
Pallets refurbished to their original specification, as recent research has shown, are often stronger than new.
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