One problem that so many companies have today is the accumulation of unused wood pallets. Smaller to medium-sized companies with this problem will utilize free pallet pickup services, while larger corporations use pallet management companies.
How to get rid of old pallets?
Accumulation of old pallets occurs because most inbound shipments are delivered using wood pallets. Once freight is removed from this pallet, the problem begins. This problem, if not treated, can influence your business and the environment.
In North Carolina, disposing of wooden pallets in landfills became an environmental issue. In 2005, State of North Carolina enacted House Bill 1465, which bans the disposal of wood pallets in municipal solid waste landfills by October 2009.
The environmentally friendly way to get rid of your old pallets is to recycle them. However, companies will look for a free pallet pickup service which doesn’t solve the problem. Below I will discuss 5 reasons why you should avoid the free pallet pickup services:
- Free – Giving your pallets away for free to random people isn’t a process. People aren’t getting paid it doesn’t obligate them to regularly pick up the pallets.
- Temporary Solution – Free pallet pick up services are a temporary solution because they’re not obligated.
- Inconsistent – Your business needs these pallets gone every week, bi-weekly or monthly. Your free pallet pickup service may come this month but miss the next two or you’ll never hear from them again.
- No Verifiable Experience – This creates a problem because random people may not have knowledge on load securement, PPE requirements, or processes to recycle these unwanted pallets in an environmentally-friendly manner. This leads to pallets being dumped illegally and randomly around your city.
- Liability – Having random people remove your old pallets also opens you up to liability issues that can arise. If these people come onto your property and damages your building, equipment, products/materials or injures themselves or others, these things can led to a claim against your company or expensive repair bill.
Pallet Removal, Haul Away and Disposal Services Near Me
RDU Pallets has the solution for the used wood pallets that are accumulating in your warehouse, distribution center, production plants, construction site, or small business. We provide top notch wood pallet removal services in Raleigh-Durham and Eastern North Carolina.
Our professional team will remove and haul away discarded wood pallets, IBC totes, and drums from your business with weekly, biweekly, or monthly haul away services. This saves you time, money and gives you peace of mind of knowing that you are complying with NC legislation regarding the disposal of wooden pallets.