5 Benefits of Repairing Wood Pallets
Reconditioned, recycled, remanufactured, or combo are a few terms you may hear for pallets that have been repaired or constructed in part with used pallet material for re-use.
All varieties are a cost-effective alternative to new wooden pallets and all can efficiently transport goods of all shapes and sizes. There are many other reasons why you should repair and re-use wood pallets; here are a few:
Why You Should Repair and Re-use Wood Pallets:
- Your company can help maintain its commitment to the environment by preventing used pallets from taking up space in a landfill.
- Recycled pallet material tends to be drier than new wood, which helps strengthen the pallet making them almost as durable as a new pallet.
- Custom-sized pallets (or pallets requiring unique specifications for equipment compatibility) can be created with used pallet material for up to 25% less than a custom-built new pallet. This is ideal for industries such as manufacturing or food & beverage.
- Broken pallets that have been repaired are ideal for one-way shipping. But, they can be suitable for numerous shipments if a combination of material is used during remanufacturing. We recommend new material for the critical load dimensions and recycled material for the surrounding area.
- Like the new variety, pallets that have been repaired or reconstructed with used pallet material are suitable for international shipping after undergoing heat treatment.
So, don’t let broken boards, missing nails, twisted or warped wood make you give up on your used pallets. It is possible to give new life to used pallets by repairing and re-using them or by recycling all or parts of the pallet. Rose Pallet can assess your pallet supply and help you make decisions concerning repairing, recycling, or a combination of both.
We can also drop an empty trailer at your location into which you can unload all of your wood pallet waste. When you call us to report a full trailer, we can drop/switch the trailers and remove the scrap or waste for recycling.
Either way, we’re here to help and ensure that no pallets go to waste!