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What to do with your wooden pallets after delivery

After receiving and unloading your Pall-Ex delivery, you may be left with the conundrum of what to do with the wooden pallet that your goods were transported on. Whether you want to dispose of your pallets or fashion them into something new, this guide will explain the options you have available to you.

 What are wooden pallets used for?

Transporting goods on wooden pallets forms the foundation of Pall-Ex’s operations. They are used to keep your delivery secure, absorb any impacts during transit, and guarantee ease of movement while loading and unloading.

However, a common problem that customers encounter is the question of what should be done with these wooden pallets once goods have been delivered and unpacked.

There is a myriad of ways that old pallets can be used after your supplies have been delivered so here is some helpful advice for how you can responsibly dispose of your wooden pallets after use.

The importance of responsible disposal

It is vital that wooden pallets are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Wood is a valuable resource so ensuring that it does not go to waste is necessary for the conservation of the planet.

Disposing of your pallet

Simply taking any unwanted wooden pallets to your local Household Recycling Centre is one of the easiest ways to dispose of them. Household Recycling Centre’s take most household goods that cannot be removed by your regular waste collection services, making them an appropriate place to take your unwanted goods.

Information about the location of any nearby recycling centres, including opening times, can be found on your local council website along with any information regarding the items that they accept for disposal.

You may also find that you have a pallet collection service operating in your local area. Wooden pallets are in demand by many businesses, particularly if they are in good condition, so sending them off for re-use is a great way that you can ensure the resources are being intelligently recycled.

Another option to consider is offering the pallet for free to people in your local area. Pallets are popular with people looking to do a bit of DIY or upcycling so it is possible that someone nearby would readily take it off your hands. Listing the item on Facebook Marketplace or sharing a post to a neighbourhood social media group will inform those living in your local area that you have a pallet you are wanting to get rid of. Those interested often collect old pallets swiftly, making the process quick and easy.

Upcycling your pallet

Perhaps you’re interested in doing a bit of DIY yourself. Taking your pallet and transforming it into something new can be a fun way of recycling, as well as giving you something useful to have around the house or in the garden.

Whether you’re just looking for a small project to try at the weekend or you’re a more seasoned DIY professional, there’s plenty of innovative ways that your pallet can be upcycled to suit your needs. Garden planters, coffee tables, and insect hotels are all common creations that can be easily constructed if you are ready to put in a bit of effort. There is a wealth of videos readily available on the internet that will give you step by step guidance on how to achieve your DIY goals.