Scrap Pallet Removal
Recycling is a major focus for companies nationwide and covers a wide spectrum of products and materials. Many manufacturing companies not only use green practices; they’ve created a department within their company whose primary function is recycling of their waste and refuse. Alliance Forest Products implemented and strives to maintain sustainability as our commitment to the environment. Our primary environmental goal is to: Recycle as much wood waste as possible in an effort to reduce the amount currently being hauled out to landfills.
Our recycling efforts begin with our company scheduling wood pallet and scrap removals as an added service to our customers. Most removals are for used and damaged wood pallets, but some also contain scrap lumber.
We can haul out scrap pallets either scheduling a “live load” at your facility, or establishing a “drop and hook” removal program. We’d drop an empty trailer in your dock, then when you notify us the trailer is full, we would bring another empty trailer in and haul out the full trailer.
Pallet Recycling Initiatives
Wood pallet and scrap removals are unloaded and sorted. Used pallets in good condition are immediately placed into inventory for resale. Pallets requiring a minor repair (such as replacing a broken board) are fixed, then placed into inventory for resale. Pallets too damaged to repair are disassembled. The usable boards that are salvaged are used to repair used pallets and to build “remanufactured” and "combo" pallets.
Boards and scrap lumber that can’t be salvaged go to a grinder where they are ground into mulch for sale, returning it to earth in a natural and biodegradable form. Wood scrap is also ground into wood pellets and sold where it’s burned for fuel. Both processes represent a 100% recycling effort.
We supply used and recycled pallets as a low-cost alternative for our customers. This is a great option when it’s a shipment that’s not required to be on a new pallet; or if you’re shipping cargo out once and you won’t get the pallet returned.
Used Pallets: Obtained primarily through pallet and scrap removals from our customers. The good pallets are sorted out for resale. Although these pallets have been used, they’re not "used up.” They’re structurally sound and can be heat treated for export.
Remanufactured (“Reman”) Pallets: Pallets built from scratch using all recycled boards and stringers that were obtained from disassembled pallets.
Combination (“Combo”) Pallets: Pallets built from scratch using a combination of new and recycled lumber.
Reman and Combo pallets can be built to size or spec, are structurally sound and both can be Heat Treated for export shipment.