Where do you get reclaimed pallets?
September 1, 2011 9:49 AM Subscribe
Where do I get a couple hundred wooden shipping pallets in Los Angeles?
posted by annie o to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need a couple hundred (~200) wooden shipping pallets for a commercial project I'm working on. Everyone always talks about getting them for free from factories etc that are just going to dump them, but how do I find out who's got them? By googling I've found a lot of companies that offer to pick them up and recycle, so someone's GOT them to give away, I just need to get in touch with them. How do I go about this? What are the best companies to contact for this kind of thing? If you've gotten pallets in the LA area, where did you get them from? Since this is for a commercial project, so we are willing to pay for them if necessary, but we do want the "reclaimed" thing, so we don't want to just buy new ones.
Added level of difficulty: we need pallets that are not treated with weird toxic chemicals and that aren't stinky. How can I find out which companies in Los Angeles might have pallets that meet those specs?
Final bonus round: anyone who's worked with pallets before - how did you finish them? We are thinking about using some of the wood for built in benches, so they need to be pretty well finished, but keep the look.