If you own a thriving construction company, you probably collect more than your fair share of pallets. If you're like many people, you toss the used pallets in your skip bin. Or, you leave them to pile up around the construction site. Unfortunately, both of those methods are less-than-favourable. Tossing your used pallets in the skip bin sends them off to the local landfill, which leads to environmental issues. Leaving them lying about the construction site increases the risk for on-the-job accidents and injuries. Luckily, there are better ways to dispose of your used pallets. Here are four of the best methods for handling your used pallets.
If you have old pallets taking up space on your construction sites or around your equipment lot, put them to good use. Instead of leaving them to take up space, make some money off of them. You can actually make money from your used pallets by selling them to other local business owners. Not only that, many people use old pallets for their craft projects or for furniture-building.
If you want to put your used pallets to good use, don't toss them in the skip bin. Donate them to charity instead. You might not realise this, but many charity organisations put used pallets to good use. Food banks use old pallets to safely keep bulk food off the floor. Organisations such as Habitat for Humanity in Australia, who provide houses for the disadvantaged, use pallets during their construction projects. You can help these organisations by donating your used pallets to them.
If you're not sure what to do with your used pallets, and you want to make sure that they don't go to waste, recycle them. One of the great things about recycling your used pallets is that you're doing your part to help the environment. You might not know this, but the pallets you recycle are used to manufacture other pallets. Recycling reduces the number of trees that need to be cut down to manufacture new pallets. Not only that, but recycling reduces the impact on local landfills. To protect the environment, recycle your used pallets.
Finally, if you're tired of looking at piles of used pallets, put them to good use. Pallets can be put to good use in a variety of ways, especially around your company storage lot. For instance, your used pallets can be used to store paint cans and other supplies. Used pallets can also be used as firewood, which also reduces the impact on local timber use.