If you want to know where to get pallets you really do not have to look very far. There are plenty of places where you can get free wooden pallets just for asking. There are several places that will gladly hand off their used pallets:
• Furniture stores
• Home improvement stores
• Some grocery stores
• Big box discount stores
Furniture stores are a great source for used pallets. They will typically give them away for free if you ask them to save them for you. Home improvement stores are another great resource for where to get pallets. Big box discount stores and grocery stores may be a good resource but they are the least likely of the stores that give them up because they usually reuse them over and over again.
There are classified ads online for most communities where you can find free pallets. Browsing the classified ads on a daily basis can help you to find free pallets. You can also post an ad requesting free pallets. Once people know you are looking for them you will have more options coming right to your inbox.
Warehouses and Factories
You can also visit any warehouses or factories that are in your area and ask if they have any wooden pallets that they would like to get rid of. Many manufacturers will have stacks of them and not know what to do with them.
Warehouses and factories are an excellent source of free pallets.
You Have To Ask
The hardest part about where to get pallets is having to approach people and ask for something free. If you feel uncomfortable asking for free pallets you can approach someone and offer a couple of dollars for each pallet.
The point is if you do not ask you will not get the pallets. Pallets are very popular right now because there are so many creative things you can do with them. You can create everything from a room full of furniture to an outdoor oasis with pallets so everyone is looking for free pallets.
Other Places You Can Try
Storage companies may have some old pallets lying around or even feed companies and mills. Any place that has large shipments coming and going likely have wooden pallets somewhere on the premises that they are trying to get rid of.
If Push Comes to Shove
Free is always best but if you have exhausted all the free resources and you are still wondering where you can get some pallets you should know that you can purchase pallets new at just about any home improvement store. The only issue with purchasing pallets new is that they are kind of costly.
You may be able to find “seconds” that are imperfect for a fraction of the cost of new. If you are patient you will be able to find free pallets but it may take you a little while and of course it is worth the “cost” to wait!