Pallet Fact!

Statistics vary regarding just how many million wood pallets now reside in landfills.

Some estimates claim that as many as 200 million wood pallets are thrown into U.S. landfill facilities every year.

Of those that find their way to the dump, over half were used only once before they were discarded.

We have made it our goal to recycle as many pallets as possible to help reduce this number.

We have a pallet buying program which pays you to sell us your unused and reusable pallets.

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Unused Pallets

What exactly is a pallet?

A pallet /ˈpælɨt/, sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack,front loader, work saver or other jacking device. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped. Since its invention in the twentieth century, its use has dramatically supplanted older forms of crating like the wooden box and the wooden barrel, as it works well with modern packaging like cardboard boxes and Intermodal containers commonly used for bulk shipping.

While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials. Each material has advantages and disadvantages relative to the others.

View our pallet specialties and information below