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Gruber Pallets actively secures pallets to fulfill our commitments for our valued customers. We service companies with quantities as few as 100 pallets and up to a full truck load. We can also offer to station a trailer at your facility for your loading convenience.

What Pallet Sizes are Valuable to Us?

Here is a list of pallet sizes that we continually look to purchase when available in bulk. The pallet industry identifies the pallet by first stating the length followed by the width (48" long x 40" wide).

  • 48x40
  • 48x42
  • 42x42
  • 48x48

If your pallets can be repaired and re-sold then we will purchase them at a fair market price. If you have a large quantity of a size not listed above, payment is still possible depending on total quantity and grade.

We also pick up and dispose your scrap pallets and all your wood waste.


 
 

Quantities

A few things to keep in mind in this discussion is that small quantities of pallets are not worth as much as large quantities. To most established pallet companies, a small quantity is anywhere below 200 pallets, and a full load is around 400. It is important to mention that neatly stacked and organized pallets or wood waste is more valuable than wood that is haphazardly collected.

Value of Different Pallet Sizes

48 x 40 Cores, 4ways, GMAs, 1's and 2's, A's and B's all refer to the industry standard pallet that most companies use for all kinds of applications. If you have pallets like this, chances are good that somebody can pay for them. They are the most valuable because they are easy to fix and there is a high demand in the market for pallets this size that have been repaired and resold.

Odd sized 48 x 48, 48 x 42, and 42 x 42 are a few odd sizes that a pallet company may also save and repair for resale. Some companies save pallets like this, and some do not, but if they do they might also be able to compensate for those sizes.

Very Odd Sized Pallets come in all shapes and sizes and some industries collect an assortment of pallets that do not fit any of these common pallets. A pallet might be 72 x 50 or 40 x 51 or 52 x 24 or have a strange block in the middle of it, there really are infinite options. At full truckload volumes, a pallet company might pay a small price for them but most likely they will pick up for free or a small disposal fee.

Broken beyond repair / wood waste Plywood pallets, particle board pallets, crates, bundles of loose wood, and pallets needing numerous repairs are a few examples of wood waste that most companies will charge a disposal fee to pick up and process. If no pallet company will pick up the wood waste at no charge, there may still be companies that are dedicated to grinding boiler fuel and bark mulch that may recycle the material at no charge.

Who Should You Call?

Pallet companies If you have 48 x 40 or odd sized pallets, call a local pallet recycler, and depending on volume they may be able to pay for them. Pallet companies prefer a dock and a forklift to load pallets on their trailer. If no dock is available, a forklift and pallet jack are necessary to load the pallets and bring them to the nose of the trailer. Some pallet companies use flatbed trailers, and these are easier to load, but they are less common and not all companies use them.

Wood waste processing companies If you have inconsistent sized pallets along with crates and other non pallet items, a pallet company may help but you will have more luck calling a company that produces boiler fuel or wood chips because they tend to be less picky with the wood waste that they recycle. Garbage disposal companies have also been known to leave a dumpster on site at low cost if they can guarantee that only wood waste is being thrown in it.

Craigslist You would be surprised, good ol' buddy ol' Craig over at Craigslist seems like he is always looking for pallets, even in small volumes. There are pallet scavengers everywhere scouring for free pallets and if you advertise what you have as free, you might get some bites on that line.

Bonfires Pallets burn real nice. If you can't find a company, recycler, or a pallet scavenger to bite on your pallets without charge, bring them home or out to a field to burn. 

Summary

If you need to get rid of pallets, do your best to save as many as you can, stack them neatly, and load them neatly – that will ensure you to get the best financial outcome for disposing your pallets. There are common sizes, uncommon sizes, and wood waste – they each have optimal outlets for disposal. When it comes to pallet recycling, knowledge is power. Be sure to make as many calls as you can to be sure you are doing the best for yourself and your company.