Joiner, member 150+Org.'s
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mesquite, Texas
RynOnTx, most pallets are not made of oak, especially the ones that somebody has tossed out. Soft woods are much more common. Pallets made from hardwoods are intended to be reused and there is often a deposit on them, so they tend to be returned to shipper. That's why you'll often see stacks of pallets behind warehouses and stores, they have not been tossed. They are just waiting for enuff to accumulate to make return more economical. don't take one of those in misguided attempt to recycle trash. Some localities have enacted specific laws concerning them, an individual pallet may not have much value, but pilfering adds up, so stiffer penalties are involved. Sorta like shopping cart laws.
There are three large pallett companies less than a mile from me. Stream of flat bed trailers loaded with nothing but used palletts going in. Pallets are repaired, refurbished, cannibalized, and redistributed. Semis going out loaded with them and new ones. Also folks with pickups stacked willy nilly above the cab driving down area streets, sometimes the pallets are even tied down. Authorities don't like dealing with details, so most laws include all pallets. Be real sure it is trash B4 taking one.
Plumb outta square and off on a tangent.
Last edited by notmrjohn; 09-05-2012 at 09:05 PM.