I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

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I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #253195 gray_bale
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:43 am

Does anyone else have the same problems.

Been to my normal factories to pick up any waste wooden pallets.

This time I have been told that I cannot pick any up, as they are liable for a £1000 fine.

It would seem I do not have a waste carrier license and they I do not have a waste processors license.

So these companies now have to pay a company to come round to 'officially' take the pallets away.

This nows seems barmey, but correct. As a few local lorries and vans have been stopped and been fined, mainly scrap metal lorries and garden waste businesses.
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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #253197 oldfella
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:00 am

What's the betting that you will soon see, " PALLETS FOR SALE" outside Pesco's soon
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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #253255 oldjerry
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:32 pm

I dont live that far from the west mids,same constabulary anyhow.Here's what I do,it's bound to be illegal,(in fact where's the fun if it aint?) head for the 'business parks',not the industrial estates,smaller the better, on sunday morning and you'll often find them left outside the units.These guys will only get them infrequently and are not going to have adeal with some recycling outfit to remove them.You can usually find the odd few,chuck 'em on top of the roof bars,and head for home.No one's gonna say anything,if they do say they're for your granny whose suffering from hyperthermia,and remind them this isn't Nazi Germany.

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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #253256 Marmalady
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:38 pm

How many are you needing?

I get the occasional pallet (one every 2-3 months for my jam-jar delivery) and can usually dispose of it by word of mouth or via freecycle

try asking on your local freecysle/freegle board --someone recently put in a request for about 10 pallets to make raised beds and got enough in ones & twos in only a few days

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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #253260 Thomzo
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm

The problem is the waste disposal regulations. Meant to reduce fly tipping but has the knock on effect of preventing recycling.

It only applies to waste goods, however, not to sales of second-hand materials. Try offering to buy them for, say 1p each. A proper invoice from the company will ensure they no longer fall under the heading of 'waste'.

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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #254493 welshmum
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:27 pm

We have a similar problem here but the issue here is that there are so many people installing wood stoves that most places have cottoned on are now sellign them for a few extra quid.

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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #254544 tim_n
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:26 pm

Depending on the treatment of the pallet, they can be quite bad to burn. I'm about to start reusing the wood to make things with. I believe there was an article about a clean air bill and scouting that we weren't allowed to burn them due to said rules. :S doesn't seem to stop anyone though!
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Re: I cannot get any waste wooden pallets anymore ?

Post: #254960 applegirl
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:53 am

Wooden would be nice, I got a delivery at work the other day and it came on a plastic pallet and I haven't got a clue what to do with it! No-one seems to want it.


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