Used Pallet Recycling in Chicago, IL

Buy | Sell | Recycle | Free Removal


Used Pallet Recycling has a buys and sells used pallets in Chicago, IL. We provide free pallet removal and recycling in the city.

Types of Pallets Sold near you

  • 48 x 40 Grade A
  • 48 x 40 Grade B
  • New Wooden Pallets
  • Used Wooden Pallets
  • Odd Sized
  • Custom Builds

Used Pallets in Chicago, IL

We are able to service the entire state of CA. Feel free to give us a call or email to schedule a pick up

Services Provided in CHI

  •  Pallet Removal
  • Free Recycling
  • Drop Trailers
  • We Buy Pallets
  • Sell Pallets for Cash
  • Full Truckload Orders
  • Local Pick ups
Types of PalletAverage Price
Grade B(#2)$7.25
Grade A(#1)$9
New Pallet$14
48 x 40 4-way$7-10
48 x 40 2-way$6-10
Broken Pallets$3-7
48 x 48$6
42 x 42$6-7

Pickups and Drop off Zip Codes in Chicago 


Frequently Asked


How much do used pallets cost in Chicago, IL

 Market conditions and supply chain conditions may affect prices. For full truckload orders, you can expect to pay anywhere between $8 and $12 per pallet on average for full truckload orders (616).

Our cost depends on the size and type of pallet. Give us a call or send us an email so we can provide you with a quote.


How Much does Used Pallet Recycling Pay for Pallets

It should be noted that pallet prices in the state of Illinois vary widely. Depending on the condition of the skid and the amount picked up per pick-up, this will vary considerably.

We pay anywhere from $4 to $7 per unit, and we pick up broken and unwanted skids for free.


What is a Grade A Pallet(#1)

While Grade A pallets are subject to much debate, the following is our definition:


  • There are seven boards on top
  • On the bottom, there are five boards
  • Some pallets may have lead boards of 6″; however, that’s not guaranteed
  • There’s an average spacing of 2.5″ to 3.5″ between top decks
  • There are three stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • Stringers and boards should not be broken
  • A repair plate can be put on each stringer to fix any splits
  • It is clean and free from pests and mold.

What is a Grade B Pallet(#2)?

The dimensions of Grade B pallets are 48 x 40. It is possible that these pallets have some minor damage to the boards or stringers, however, they remain functional.

These pallets have been used multiple times and may have some signs of wear and tear. 

Pallets in Chicago

Chicago is home to a large number of pallets, estimated to number 2 billion in the United States. There is usually no recycling of pallets. As a result, we developed a Chicago-based operation for buying and selling pallets. Our company offers multiple options for buying pallets, recycling pallets, and even upcycling pallets.


Differnt Pallet Sizes

The sizes of pallets are nearly endless. Pallets are most commonly 48×40 inches. Other sizes include 42×42, 48×36, 48×32, 44×44, and 48×48. If you need a specific pallet size, we can build it for you.


Used Pallet Prices

The price of pallets varies depending on the size and dimensions of the pallet. The price of pallets is generally determined by supply and demand, as is the case with most commodity materials. In addition to providing you with the best pallet prices, we can also provide you with a complete pallet management service.


Pallet Pooling Service

Pallet pooling is even an option. Pallet pooling involves renting pallets. After pallets have been used to ship products, they are recycled. The benefit of this is that you can save money if you have a large pallet supply. Pallet pools are commonly used by large retailers. These include Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s, and Whole Foods.


Pallet Recycling in CHicago

Additionally, we offer recycled pallet solutions for businesses. In addition to recycled pallets, we also sell recycled used pallets. You can count on us to supply pallets quickly and hassle-free when your business needs them. We will take care of those 48×40 pallets and odd sized pallets when your business needs to clean off its docks. It is usually necessary to tear down odd-sized pallets to make other pallets. In order to prevent wood pallets from being disposed of in Chicago landfills, we do this work.


Corrugated and plastic pallets

There are other materials that can be used to make pallets besides wood. Wood pallets are the most common type of pallet. Plastic pallets are next in popularity. Pallet racks that hold a lot of storage can benefit from plastic pallets. Some pallet pooling programs also use plastic pallets. A company can reduce its carbon footprint by using corrugated pallets, which are a little more expensive than used pallets. Corrugated pallets have been adopted by companies such as IKEA, which has reduced transportation and fuel costs. In addition to being 100 percent recyclable, corrugated pallets are also made of corrugated plastic.

HT – Heat Treated Pallets

Heat-treated pallets may be an additional service companies need. In order to kill bugs that may be in the wood, pallets that are shipped overseas must be heat treated. A number of bugs can spread from wood and get into trees, causing major environmental problems. For international shipping heat treated palelts may be required by law. Also if you are in the food or medical industry it is recommended



How do we determine how much a pallet is worth in Chicago?

To reach a reasonable agreement, we will take into account the following factors.

  • Pictures
  • Quality
  • Amount per pick up

What are the most common pallet sizes?

Pallet Sizes in Tx are typically the following

  •  48″ x 40″
  • 42″ x 42″
  • 48″ x 48
  • 36″ x 36″
  • 40″ x 48″

Where can i drop off used pallets in Chicago?

If you are located near any of our recycling centers in the chicago area, feel free to come by and drop them off Monday-Friday 7am- 5pm

We also provide a free pick up service and drop trailers for customers

Used Wooden Pallets n Chicago

48 x 40 Wood Pallets

A pallet can be made from a number of different types of wood. Hardwood and soft wood are the most common types of wood. The cost of making a pallet can be lower if you use softwood. Hardwood pallets are sturdy and can carry a heavier load.


What is a Block Pallet?

Block pallets are named after the blocks that form their base. Solid wood blocks are typically placed in each of the pallet’s corners, in the center of its sides, and in the center of the pallet to support the unit load.

Known as a “full four-way entry” pallet, a block pallet can be lifted from all four sides by pallet jacks and forklifts. Block pallets can have their bottom deckboards included or not.

There is a common misconception that block pallets are stronger and more durable than stringer pallets since they use both parallel stringers and perpendicular blocks, but the test below proves otherwise.


What is a wooden stringer pallet?

The most common pallet in the United States is the stringer pallet, which uses stringers to support the unit load. Typically, stringers are made of 2 x 4s or 3 x 4s and are sandwiched between the top and bottom deckboards.

In general, stringer pallets are considered two-way pallets, since a forklift or pallet jack can only access them on two sides, but they can be notched (for a forklift) or chamfered (for a pallet jack) on the non-accessible sides to facilitate four-way entry. Stringer pallets can be designed in virtually any size, even though the most common size is 48″ x 40″.