Where do you get your pallets? Do you have to pay for them?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kees, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I went to Home Depot this morning and asked what they did with their pallets. One man said that the pallets are often shipped back to the companies but if people wanted to purchase them, there would be a fee. I asked him to find out what it would cost, figuring that it would be a nominal amount for each one. Imagine my surprise when he came back quoting a price of $15 dollars each! I have to come up with a plan B for making another coop.

    Suzy

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  2. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont know where you are , but here in MA there are places that sell them for 5.00 and up for used pallets / ones that need repair, this is the 100 pallet and up pricing. If you go to local printers etc, they might give them to you for free.

    good luck
     
  3. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I'm in New York. There's a construction company that gives away pallets for free but their pallets are usually pretty worn and dirty and I wonder if they've been exposed to any undesirable chemicals.

    Suzy

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  4. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    Try a feed store. Our feed store charges 1.00 each.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    we get them free from the flower grower locally, they put them out for people to pick up. Also at the place that sells coal and the flooring store. Keep your eyes open and keep asking. Also look in the phone book, is there a place that makes or repairs pallets? You could get them there too.
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I've seen clean ones stacked at the feed store, but for some reason I feel really shy about asking if I can have some of them. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way!

    Suzy

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  7. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    We get ours for free. We ask at a locally owned hardware store and they are happy to have them hauled off. Also we get some from a man that makes headstones for gravesights.

    Kees, you want find out unless you ask. Look at it this way, your asking for your girls so what better reason is that right? So get out there and get those pallets. [​IMG] You can do it.
     
  8. poisonivie

    poisonivie Out Of The Brooder

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    I get free pallets from a farm supply. They have large stacks and they have to pay to haul them off.The more I put to use the more the company saves money and the less that is hauled to land fill and burned. Guess its being green. Why should anyone be ashamed of helping the earth? Go green ask for free pallets!!! hehehe and it saves you and them some money.[​IMG]
     
  9. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Just ask around at farm supplies, auto repair shops, stores industrial sites... the list is endless. Some will charge you, others will say they recycle them, and still others will let you have them.

    Keep your scrounging radar on at all times and you just may find some here or there that are "unclaimed," and free for the taking.

    Always be on the lookout.

    Try craigslist, too
     
  10. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get our pallets free. Check a local sign company. They give them away because they have to pay to have someone come take them off.
     

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