New or Recycled Pallets? Which is Best for Your Business?

If you own a distribution or manufacturing business in Florida, you probably need pallets to either store or move merchandise. But how do you choose what type of pallets are best for your business? Should you look at recycled wood pallets, new wood pallets, or remanufactured pallets? There are several considerations to take into account before you choose. Here’s what you should know.

New Pallets Florida

New pallets for sale in Florida come with multiple benefits. Wood is typically considered the best material for pallets because the pallet can be made to your specification and can be made from either softwoods, such as pine, or hardwoods. Each type of wood has its advantages and disadvantages. There are over 504 million acres available to produce wood from forests in the United States and wood is also renewable source—unlike plastics or other materials.

New Pallets Vary in Size

Many customers choose to buy new pallets because they are made from scratch and that means they can come in lots of different sizes. Premier Pallets can make virtually any size new pallet in Florida, guaranteeing the right size pallet that meets your shipping needs and budget.

New Pallets Are Strong

If you have a product that is particularly large or heavy, you may want to use new pallets. Premier Pallets can design a pallet specifically for your unique requirements utilizing the Pallet Design System software, a leading pallet engineering tool.

New Pallet Florida Inventory

Most businesses need a specific sized pallet or a large number of pallets for their merchandise. Buying new can ensure that you can get what you need without having to worry about the vagaries of the recycled pallet market. Lumber is always readily available to manufacture new pallets.

New Pallets are an Investment

While new pallets are the most expensive option when acquiring pallets, the initial cost is just factor among others in considering total unit load cost. If pallet failures resulting in product damage occur there can very well be a higher “ownership” cost to purchasing cheaper recycled or remanufactured pallets, as new pallets have the lowest failure rate versus recycled and remanufactured pallets.

Recycled Pallets are Less Expensive

The recycled pallet pool consists mainly of 48 x 40 4 way or “grocery” pallets. If this size meets your needs and cosmetic and/or tolerance variances can be accepted then recycled pallets are an economical alternative to new pallets. Plus, Premier Pallets keeps ample inventories of recycled pallets in stock, guaranteeing on0-time deliveries with short notice or lead times.

Recycled and New Pallets are Environmentally Friendly

If you’re looking for a new pallet Florida businesses can trust, Premier Pallets has got you covered. Since wood is a renewable resource, pallets built from new lumber or recycled pallets benefit the environment. Premier Pallets is able to reclaim most “scrap” pallet pieces and use those parts to rebuild/repair used pallets or build remanufactured pallets from scratch.

Whether you need new or recycled pallets in Florida will ultimately depend on your business’s budget and needs. Premier’s pallet professionals can help you decide which is best for your application.