Easy Ways to Dispose of Your Wooden Pallet!

By Brenna

8th Apr 2021

4 mins read

DIY & Technical

So, now that your delivery has arrived in tip-top condition, you're likely wondering how to recycle your pallet?

Easy Ways to Dispose of Your Wooden Pallet!

Standard Pallet Delivery

As you may already know, wooden pallets are an integral part of our delivery service. We use them to keep your deliveries as safe and secure as possible. Without these pallets, larger deliveries of delicate items (such as glass and ceramics) would be at risk of damage during transportation. Our wooden pallets are designed to fit our larger products such as shower enclosures and baths. Since their implementation, the overwhelming majority of orders are now being delivered in perfect condition.

Our standard pallet delivery team is not insured to carry orders into your home; this includes the removal of any packaging. This rule applies regardless of personal circumstances, so it is vital for us to ensure our customers are prepared for their deliveries and that suitable packaging materials are provided to complete them. Below, we’ve recommended a number of recycling and upcycling options to help you dispose of your pallet in environmentally friendly ways.

Recycling your pallet

Household Recycling Centres (HRC), often known as tips, are a great option when deciding how to dispose of your pallet. HRCs recycle a wide range of items that residential collection services don’t usually take. By taking your used pallet to a HRC you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and provide materials that could be recycled into something new.

Details of your nearest recycling centre can be found on your local council website. You'll find its address as well as information on what items can and cannot be recycled.

Free to a good home

Pallets are always in high demand for savvy DIY’ers. A sure-fire way to get your pallet gone is by offering it free to any home. A number of our customers have had success by simply placing their pallets outside their homes, often with a sign attached to indicate that they are free to be taken. This is a simple and cost-effective method of disposing of your pallet. You may even inspire a neighbour to try out a bit of upcycling!

Wooden Pallet

Sell your pallet online

Selling your unwanted wooden pallets has never been easier. Not only can you make a quick buck, but you can also have the buyer come and collect the pallet from your doorstep. The likes of Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are ideal platforms for you to list your pallet easily and for free.

Upcycle your pallet

A fun, family-friendly way to dispose of your pallet is to upcycle. This involves using the wood from your pallet and turning it into something helpful for use around the house or garden.. Below we’ve outlined 3 simple ways you can upcycle your wooden pallet.

Standing Garden

What is a standing garden I hear you ask? Standing gardens provide a way to house beautiful plants safely while saving space. They work by turning your pallet vertically to create a number of tidy rows.

Upcycling your wooden pallet into a Standing Garden is such an easy way to add a stunning feature piece to your garden without having to purchase any pots.

To find out how easy these are to make, watch this simple YouTube tutorial.

Coffee Table

Although a tad more complex than the standing garden, an upcycled coffee table can really be a money saver and a great addition to your home. There are many ways to create a coffee table from a wooden pallet, we’ve included a video of the simplest way to add a new feature to your home.

To create a simple yet stylish coffee table, watch this simple YouTube tutorial.

Garden Planter

Similar to the Standing Garden, Garden Planters are easy to make and can be extremely useful around your garden. For the best results, we recommend you keep the build simple, as outlined in the video below.

With this in mind, it’s always important to remember there are much simpler and quicker ways to dispose of your pallet. Our wooden pallets can easily be broken up and placed in any skip being used for bathroom renovations. Alternatively, there are plenty of local companies who both buy and sell such pallets.

We hope you’ve found some inspiration in how to dispose of your unwanted wooden pallet. We’d love to see what you come up with so please do share your creations with @VictorianPlumb

Brenna blog author


Brenna is one of our dedicated bathroom bloggers here at VP HQ. Look out for her posts on all the latest interiors trends, as well as expert how-tos on all manner of bathroom DIY jobs.

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