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What can I do with old pallets UK?

28 Mar 2023

Collect old wooden pallets

Avoid having old, damaged or unwanted pallets from going to a landfill by using our UK recycling service. Here at Associated Pallets, we provide a collection service to help you recycle and reuse your pallets correctly. 

Wooden pallets have the benefit of being easy to recycle. Should your old pallets be of no use to you, why not get them collected by our team? Our collection service can be used across the UK. Additionally, depending on the quality of the pallets, we may offer you a quote to buy the pallets from you. Read on to learn more about how to recycle and reuse your old pallets in the UK. 


Pallet Collection Service 

Accessible to our UK customers, the pallet collection service we run goes all across the country. Our goal is to help the environment and reduce timber wastage. It’s easy to use our service! Simply go to this page and fill in the form at the end. You’ll need to supply us with your basic information and how many pallets you would like us to gather. Please note we require a minimum of 50 pallets in order to collect them.  

Please get in touch if you have any questions about how we collect the pallets or recycle them. Additionally, you can call our local number at 02380 667 999. We’ll be happy to answer any queries you may have.  


How We Refurbish Wooden Pallets 

After collecting the wooden pallets, our team will take them back to our Southampton facility. While at the facility, they will be ordered into different categories depending on the quality and type of the pallet. Once established, the pallets will be refurbished by our team to ensure that they can be reused and sold.

Our quality and environmental management systems have been structured to meet ISP 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards. This means that when you use Associated Pallets, you’ll be using a company that cares about the impact they have on the environment. 

Should your old pallets be too badly damaged to be refurbished, then we’ll still be happy to collect them! The facility we have within Southampton allows us to strip the pallets down and dismantle them using our specifically designed machine. By dismantling your old pallets, we can then send them to our chipping facility. 

No matter the state or age of your pallets, we’ll ensure the products are recycled. To arrange for a pallet collection today, use our recycle my wooden pallets form located on this page


Benefits Of Recycling 

There is a ton of benefits to recycling old pallets. By choosing to recycle instead of dumping, you can help us prevent timber wastage. In fact, in 2019, we were able to sell 24.000 refurbished wooden pallets. For context, we worked out that 245,000 wooden pallets roughly equate to 159 full arctic loads. In short, this means that our refurbished pallets were able to save, on average, 8,900 trees from being felled. 

Reducing your carbon footprint is also another benefit of recycling. Instead of adding to a landfill, you’ll be giving your unwanted old pallets a new lease of life, where they can be reused over and over again. Wood is a highly strong and durable material, which makes recycling easy. 



When the pallets have finished being refurbished to our standards, they’ll be added to our used pallet options. Used wooden pallets hold the benefit of working as well as new ones while costing around 60% cheaper. Available in various dimensions and weight capacities, they are an ideal solution for transporting valuable goods. The most common types of used pallets found on our site are; 

Have a question for us regarding the used pallets we have? Then get in touch with us today using our online contact form or by calling us at 02380 667 999



In the past, the used wooden pallets we have collected within the UK have been bought to be used for rustic furniture. For example, the used wooden pallets that have been refurbished by us from old pallets have gone on to be used for outside deck chairs or inside tables. 

Take a read of our previous articles to find out how else customers have used their used pallets for their DIY projects.  


Arrange A Pallet Collection 

Recycle your old pallets within the UK by getting in touch for a pallet collection service today. With years of waste management experience, you can rely on our team to follow a structured procedure. Please use the form at the end of this page to arrange for a collection of your old pallets. 


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