Starting a Pallet Business

Starting a pallet business for recycling is indeed a lucrative and a fulfilling business.

You will get to earn and help for the promotion of the cleanliness of the environment.

For the most part, we can see plenty of industries in our society that are making use of wood shipping pallet. This is so because there are also health as well as safety regulations that are making sure that they use wood pallets in lieu of plastic. After all, using woods pallets is also beneficial for the environment compared to the use of plastic. And now, you can still even add up to the people who take care of the environment by plunging into the business of starting a pallet business for recycling.

Find your Clients

The very first thing that you must do in stating a pallet business for recycling is to find a supplier for those salvageable as well as damaged pallets. Some of the good sources when it comes to this are the distribution firms, shippers, manufacturers and even those magazine and newspaper publisher. They are the ones who can give you their discarded pallets which you can buy for low cost and if you are lucky enough then you can get them for free. Or if not, you can also try to have a market research which in the end will give you potential users where you can get wood pallets.

Have Your Own Selling Proposition

After you have conducted your market research, then you have derived all the useful information that you need. With that, then you must develop on your own a selling proposition that you would be using. For example, you can present to those companies who are using plastic pallets the cost that they can cut by using wood pallet. Or if not you can tell them on how they can contribute for the growth of nature by using wood pallet instead of plastic pallets.

Have your Prospective Buyers

As stated, there are plenty of companies that you can see in our society which are in need of pallets. If that is the case, then you must always be in the lookout to offer them with your services in pallet business for recycling. The most in need of these companies at large and evidently are the purchasing as well as the shipping departments. The best among all of these are the local shippers. This is so because local shippers do not have their own in-house repair facilities. Since you are starting a pallet business for recycling, then you must also consider looking at in the market for those with wood products as well as by-products that are commonly made up of pallets that are irreparable. After all, these things can be of help in doing other things like flooring, wood concrete manufacture, and the like.


  • Sydney Chen said on February 27, 2012
    mail to me via for various plastic pallets..
  • Christopher Mullinex said on July 7, 2012
    would like to know more, I currently have the warehouse and space to do this. contact me at 941 737 8446. thanks
  • VIJAI BHASKAR expert adviser said on September 15, 2012

    @Christopher Mullinex, Wooden pallets are on the way out .The all HDPE injection moulded pallets , Rotomoulded , fabricated from profiles , vacuum formed sheets are in the market. I have come across Thermocole laminated pallets for low weights of 1 tonĀ  which are fast gaining ground which being light weight are used for flower ,toy, mushrooms, etc export and save a lot of airfreight costs to the exporter . If you are interested we can show you the complete set up and install it for you. || Plastic Manufacturing Consultant

  • S. Zoto said on April 17, 2013
    Looking to start a pallet business in South Florida. I am curious about the different pallet materials and about producing/recycling pallets. Thank you for your time, have a wonderful day.
  • CLINT J SHORT said on February 2, 2014
    I would like to learn more about starting a pallet business in Omaha, Nebraska
  • MD.IMRAN said on July 14, 2014
    I would like to learn more about starting a pallet business in westbengal (india),please contact me 08768928275
  • Francisco Resende said on August 23, 2014
    I am curious as to the wooden pallet recycling business in Massachusetts and would like to learn more. Thank you.
  • joe Boyle said on November 20, 2014
    I am interested in starting a pallet making business
  • patrick robinson said on March 13, 2015
    I am interested in starting a pallet company in northwest florida can you help thank you
  • Keith Weil said on June 16, 2015
    I am interested in starting a pallet company in Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas Texas. can you help thank you
  • Urooj Shaikh said on August 13, 2015
    I am interested in starting a pallet company in Brno/Prague Czech Republic. can you help? thank you
  • Alvin Hoffman said on September 5, 2015
    Montgomery Alabama
  • Terrell Thomas said on December 17, 2015
    I would love more info on owing a pallet company I'm having a hard time trying to get started.
  • Engineering and Environme said on December 30, 2015
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  • Y.Villegas said on February 24, 2016
    I would like to know more about staring a pallet company.
  • Maro said on March 12, 2016
    I would like to know more please how to start a pallet company
  • Ndiyeza said on June 16, 2016
    I would like to know about starting up a pallet business. The different pallet materials being used in the market currently. I am based in South Africa. What steps to follow to get it up and running?
  • nkululeko said on June 17, 2016
    I would like to start pallet business in south africa kwaZulu Natal
  • Dunstan Tali said on September 13, 2016
    Hi, i've already started my pallet business. i have the machinery needed accept for a pallet dryer. which wood would be suitable to make a pallet that is light but hard wood?
  • midwell said on January 18, 2017
    Hi I would like to start pallet business, please advise me of the machinery needed to start. I am based in Alberto Gauteng. (south Africa)
  • Fernando Mota said on November 1, 2017
    Hi I am from Angola (Africa), Many company produce sawntimber and there is no way of recycling the pieces of wood and slab. So, I intend to start a Wooden Pallet Manufacturing Business since the raw material are in abundance here. Could you please help me to find some Buyers so that I can export the Final Product (Wood Pallet) before I take this great adventures. I am looking forward to here from you. Regards, Fernando Mota
  • Elizabeth vermaak said on September 17, 2018
    I want to start a business making wood pallets to rent or sell. is there a market for this. I am from Thabazimbi limpopo, thanking you Mrs. E vermaak
  • brodwin said on January 7, 2020
    hi, I would like to know how to start a pallet business, you can contact me on 0671997580.
  • Linah Msibi said on December 4, 2020
    I have wooden pallet company but due to (COVID19) lock down i lost all the customers, so now am trying to market and introduce crates but its seems hard to speak to some clients now i need help as a woman in wooden pallets and crates business. a Am in SOUTH AFRICA Gauteng Province, please help if you have any idea how i can market or approach customers cause maybe am doing it wrong. I will be honored if you can give me some ideas. Thank you
  • Michael said on July 6, 2021
    I want to start a business in South Africa that specializes in pallets. I have all the pine timber needed. Could you please contact me? - Michael 076 6259 107


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