Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dei8, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. dei8

    dei8 Member

    Does anyone know what UPS does with all the pallets they get? Do they sell them? Seems like an easy way to make some extra cash.
  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    A company comes to pick ours up. I don't know if there is any money involved
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    We use to run them with the irregs and store them.
    We would then sell them to a guy who would come and pick them up.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The Pallet Man comes by my Hub about 6AM and picks up a load everyday. Somebody told me they are worth ten bucks apiece, I don't know if thats true or not.
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I think that is pretty close Scratch. Seems like I have heard the same amount somewhere.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We sell them by the truckload. Its ok if the company does it but a few years ago a driver was selling some on the side and got fired for it.
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    That sounds like the government doesn't it.

    I extort money from an individual, I go to jail.
    The governemnt does it, spreads the wealth aroound. :wink2:

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    There is one guy here that does pick up broken and un-wanted pallets from all over the companys around here. I saw him at his shop chopping into pieces and selling them as kindling in bundles.
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    pallets? where, how and why would UPS have pallets? Are they coming from large pickup accts that are bulk loaded into our trailers? I can't say I ever dealt with pallets at UPS. So does this mean UPS also has forklifts and pallet jacks?
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    CPU/TDP trailers
  11. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    It's my understanding the wood that pallets are made of is soaked in a chemical that repels termites.
    I think it is called creosote (my spelling may be wrong).
    When burned, this chemical emits a toxic gas that is dangerous to inhale.
    You might want to consider this when using your fireplace, and this wood, during the holiday season.
  12. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    1Trick, just simply look at any pallet. They are raw cheap wood, sometimes painted for identification.
    Creosote is only used for long term ground contact wood.
    Pallet wood is usually a young growth wood, mainly an oak variety.
    It makes great fire wood.
  13. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Good ones are oak, cheapos are pine. Keep the pine out of the woodburner as it will build up gunk.

    We have pallets and pallet jacks. Some big accounts do use them. Have no idea what happens to them.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Sounds like you are describing railroad ties, underwater pier posts, telephone poles and fence posts. As Sat said, things that touch or under ground.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And it's not too bad for cooking also. Best steak I ever ate was cooked over Oak Pallet wood.
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    What's a steak?
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    And if you sift through the ashes you you can add to your nail collection also:peaceful: