Odd sized pallets are put through a teardown machine and our company reclaims the wood for use on pallets.
Pallets that can no longer be circulated and/or do not have reusable lumber, are sent to a recycling center where the wood is turned into mulch. Grocery or GMA pallets: We recycle grocery pallets, i.e., 48" x 40" four-way entry pallets, are repaired, graded and sold based on each pallet's condition. A brief description of each grade follows:
Premium A grade
These pallets are our highest grade recycled pallet and are used in large wholesale club operations. These pallets do not have any plated stringer repairs, painted or colored stringers and all of these pallets have 6" leading edge boards. No softwood lumber is used in these pallets.
# 1 Grade
These pallets are similar to Premium A grades, however they may include some plated stringer repairs, colored (painted) stringers, and may have 4" and/or 6" leading edge boards.
These pallets contain one or more double or sister stringer repairs per pallet. These pallets are our most economical grocery or GMA pallet.