If you own a business, you know how important pallets are to meeting your deadlines. They travel across the country several times before breaking down; during that journey, they carry loads as heavy as 5,000 pounds, consisting of everything from raw plastics to papers or electronics. They are essential to the continued function of the American economy and lifestyle. This means there are a lot of them. Depending on the material they are made out of, they can be dangerous to throw out, they can be difficult to handle, or they can just be in the way. Junk King in North Atlanta provides affordable, fast, and convenient pallet removal services to commercial and residential properties.
Why Pallets are Behind Every Business, Including Junk King North Atlanta
There are many reasons why we choose pallets as the carriers of almost all items for shipping. These have become some of the most beneficial tried-and-true methods we have available for shipping and handling as it’s done in the modern-day. For example, some shipping services will now reject shipments because they are not palleted. The extra work that goes into sourcing and handling pallets pays off in multiple ways for these companies; as expensive items can be safely moved, whereas before, this often ended in broken, irreparable things. Not only that, but using pallets as a main tool of shipping, means that more things can be shipped in every transitional phase; instead of throwing thirty boxes into a truck, a company can choose to pallet them—and in the process they will be utilizing space better, protecting the items better, and making the entire process easier for all sides.
Another attraction to the use of pallets, comes from their mobility. Most pallets are designed to be lifted and moved by forklifts, although many are light enough to be thrown around by an adult. Their compact and stocky build ensures that the most amount of weight is possible, while not compromising on utility. Most of the time that a pallet spends, is broken between waiting for weight, shipping, or sitting in a storage room or facility. Pallets are particularly good at retaining their strength over time so often they are left until needed. That makes them particularly useful for commercial uses and for particular types of residential work.
Pallets also lend themselves to reusability—a rare and exciting thing for many production companies. In 2011, 326 million pallets were resold as is, and another 148 million were recycled. In the case of wooden pallets, should the wood panels break, they only need to be removed and replaced. This is not the case for metal or plastic pallets, as they must be recycled fully in order to be reused. Despite this, wooden pallets seem to still dominate the industry because they are cheap and easily repaired. Benefits like this are why every company uses pallets, and why they pile up from time to time.
Pick A Pallet for Hauling, and Haul Junk with Junk King North Atlanta
Picking the right pallet for your needs is important; picking wrong could mean needless labor, more cost, or the potential for injury. A significant amount of the time, the best option will be wood; there’s no reason to have a metal pallet transporting produce, after all. This means, that because so many people rely on wooden pallets, there is a surplus of them in the current shipping rotation. Naturally, this also means that the ones which are not chosen to be reused are disposed of—sometimes this means selling them, but most of the time it ends in them being left outside and then they are possibly taken by residential folks.
Pallets that are left outside are usually not able to be put back into circulation, by virtue of them being left outside. Normally, this stops other businesses from taking them too; this means that most of the broken-pallet thievery is done by the local people. The use of pallets even in the residential sphere is significant, yet there has been a rise in DIY projects involving them, instead of their traditional purpose. Such projects adopt the wood and upcycle it into new forms; chairs, beds, and sofas are among the most popular upcycled-pallet furniture. The problem with this is that the discarded wood can sometimes contain harmful elements or possibilities. Bringing these harmful contaminants into your home can cause loved ones to get sick, or even kill some pets if the pet is left to chew on the old wood.
Additionally, pallets get many necessary treatments before shipping. For example, pallets require treatments in order to cross state borders. Sometimes this means being fumigated with methyl bromide, a highly toxic pest control spray. They are also sometimes treated with anti-molding fungicides like tribromophenol. Short of this fungicide, pallets are prone to molds when their treatments wear off. Barring that, neglecting to fumigate them, often results in insect infestations, as most pallets are made of freshly cut wood. To avoid problems like this, we recommend a professional pallet disposal program, and not upcycling your pallets; Junk King North Atlanta is your local solution for such a program.
Benefits of a Disposal Program with Junk King, North Atlanta
Junk King disposal programs come in many types and are very customizable to fit every removal situation. Most commonly, residential homes call us twice a year, while companies can call us between 3 to 6 times a year if they do not utilize permanent options. There are numerous occasions for disposal programs, and pallets are some of the most common factors. Further, these disposal services are more than picking up trash and throwing it into the landfill on the other side of the city.
Choosing to work with Junk King leads to a safer work environment, but also a cleaner local environment. Instead of waiting for the pallets to tower up, ordering a disposal service means that your workplace—is a safer place. This is because those pallets are picked up and removed in a timely fashion. Further, the local environment benefits from this sort of disposal program. Junk King operates with a commitment to recycling at least 60% of our hauls; broken or crush pallets are great for being recycled into more pallets (just not for upcycling in the home).
Junk King North Atlanta for Affordable Pallet Disposal Services
Junk King North Atlanta has many options for pallet disposal. Options include commercial-scale removals, or even utilizing the MINI. The MINI dumpster is a Junk King original, consisting of 12 cubic yards of space. The MINI is small enough to fit in the driveway and big enough to take care of your biggest appliances and messes. Not only that, but Junk King also offers assistance for those jobs that are too big for one person; for instance, there is a full-service option, where a team of professional junk removers comes with the truck and all you need to do is point—and the junk is gone.
Contact Junk King in North Atlanta today to get started on seeing all of your options for pallet disposal and removal programs. There are four ways you can reach us, and each one of those ways you can schedule an appointment, or just inquire about an estimate:
- Call (706) 247-7513 to be put in touch with one of our expert agents. From here, you can ask about having an in-person estimate done at your property or business. This is how you get the most accurate estimate—and you get it in writing too. Further, in choosing Junk King over the other guys, you’ll have the option to pay less than your estimate—since you pay for the space that you use in the dumpster.
- Text photos of your junk to us at (737) 888-5865; you’ll receive a text back from our estimation experts via the same number. Doing your estimation process like this may end up getting you a little farther from the final costs, but if you view it as a ballpark estimate and utilize the convenience of it for the entire process—that’s a pretty great trade-off.
- You can also just book everything online using our convenient forms. Directly from the internet, you can book a drop-off, set up estimation meetings, ask questions, and more.
- Before you book with us, we always suggest exploring your options—and luckily you can do that by utilizing our custom-created pricing calculator! Our pricing estimator works for residential jobs as well as commercial jobs, and lets you use a visualizer to ‘see’ the sort of stuff you may need for your special circumstance. This means that sometimes you’ll find a job that can be done with just a roll-away MINI dumpster, and other times you may find that some additional hands could greatly help.
Contact Junk King North Atlanta for all of your junk hauling and trash removal service needs.