Author Topic: where to get wooden pallets for free?  (Read 22109 times)

NorthEssexsmallholding

  • Joined Dec 2010
where to get wooden pallets for free?
« on: February 19, 2011, 07:55:45 pm »
Any ideas?, I've asked at a couple of places now and they both get theirs collected by a recycling company, but these were smaller firms.  I just wondered if anyone knows any of the bigger companies that let you have them for free, like B&Q, or supermarkets, or whatever.

Funny all those years there seemed to be an abundance of them left laying around and now I actually want some I can't fin any.  Will have to just keep looking I suppose.


garden cottage

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • forest of dean
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 08:16:41 pm »
try some of the smaller industrial units, most of the big businesses have them collected by contract.

NorthEssexsmallholding

  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 08:19:42 pm »
I will try a couple of smaller industrial estates, they might have some.

dyedinthewool

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Orpingtons and assorted Sheep
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 08:46:24 pm »
You could try builders merchants - ours is run by local people  they always seem to have pallets going spare (not like a Jewsons the're to tight to let you have any)
You are never to old to learn something new

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
    • Facebook
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 08:57:21 pm »
Where I work we sell the standard sized ones but the odd sizes or any broken ones we give away to anybody who wants them. Try your local agri feed place they will certainly have pallets they can't get rid of.
Bodafon Free Range Pork - Succulent Meat , Bacon and Sausages from our Pedigree British Saddlebacks.Come and see us at Llangefni Market, Anglesey, every Thursday and Saturday. Twitter @bodafonpork  Now on Facebook too, Bodafon Free Range Pork.

bloomer

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Tullibody, Clackmannanshire.
  • wannabee smallholder!!!
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 10:49:24 pm »
i get mine from a local garden centre as many as i need as she struggles to get rid of them and the only other person who ever asks for them only uses them for kindling so i get first choice as she considers composters and animal houses a better use for them.


Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 07:49:41 pm »
try local hauliers that's where i get ours from they cant use broken ones but i can :goat:
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

Le Recoignot

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 11:03:07 am »
Hi

Look for a local building project, building contractors can get penalised for landfill waste and therefore are often grateful for someone removing timber waste inc pallets.

ambriel

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Kinlochbervie, NW Sutherland, Scotland
  • Mad, bad, and dangerous to know!
    • Harbour Cottage
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 12:21:03 pm »

Our local harbour gets through hundreds of them and there's always a few broken ones in the skips.

They make good duck boards if you've got muddy ground.

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
    • Facebook
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 06:02:04 pm »
We get ours from ou local feed supplier. The smaller companies are the ones to aim for.
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 07:01:26 pm »
Yep, we'd love to get hold of some too. 

We're 18 miles west of Glasgow & we've been quoted £7 upwards (per pallet) plus delivery, by a firm that advertises them for sale - as they obviously don't trust a woman driver with a trailer going into their yard to collect them  :P

We've tried local feed suppliers that we buy from, but they are surcharged £6 per pallet by the hauliers for non-return.  Apparently too many people around here have been using them in their log-burners  ::)
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherd.co.uk

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
    • Facebook
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2011, 07:36:22 pm »
My son came to visit on Sunday and on way over picked up 6 pallets and took them here (in Glasgow/Paisley area) - because he knew we could make something with them. ::)  So far I have a log store awaiting a tarp cover (that's my job apparently), and the beginnings of a dog shed in the big run he made for them.  He said he passed loads of them just lying about on the way over here, and obviously discarded amongst other bits and bobs of rubbish..  He did say he checked there were no security cameras on the go first. ::)

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 07:44:16 pm »
We're after some for keeping pig arcs off the ground.

Oh & i got a couple of servicable tarps from Morrissons for £2 each last week  :)
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherd.co.uk

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
    • Facebook
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 07:45:53 pm »
Yes, that's the ones I've got - they're not huge but they'll do nicely

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: where to get wooden pallets for free?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 08:08:28 pm »
Just make sure you weigh them down/affix them strongly - nearly lost one of mine last night & by the sounds of things outside at the mo may well be hunting one down tomorrow  ::)

Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherd.co.uk

 

Free wooden pallets

Started by Treacle_01

Replies: 4
Views: 868
Last post March 07, 2012, 07:39:40 pm
by jaykay
Supplier of Wooden Gate Kits?

Started by Marches Farmer

Replies: 0
Views: 183
Last post January 29, 2014, 09:58:36 am
by Marches Farmer
Woodford Frost Free Tap: Review

Started by Womble

Replies: 11
Views: 2421
Last post December 08, 2012, 09:12:33 am
by SallyintNorth

Forum sponsors

Thomson & Morgan G.J.W. Titmuss Scottish Smallholder & Grower Spring Gathering Smallholder Shop Innovative Timber Structures Load Handler

Page created in 0.118 seconds with 22 queries.

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2014. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS