How much is a CHEP pallet?
While the cost may vary based on the amount of pallets you use and how long you hang on to a pallet, CHEP estimates the price at between $4.75 to $6.00 per trip.
Wood composite or presswood pallets typically have a price point competitive to wood pallets, with benefits of not needing to be heat treated for international shipment, as well as having the benefits of nestability, as do nestable plastic pallets. Pricing for 48x40-inch presswood pallets starts from under $7.00.
- Avoid chemically-treated pallets to keep you and yours Safe. The IPPC stamp: if you don't see it, use it with caution! A pallet may be perfectly safe without this logo, but you don't have clear information. The treatment code : [HT] = Heat treatment / [MB] = Methyl Bromide / [DB] = Debarked / [KD] = Kiln Dried.
- More companies are starting to build one-time-use pallets or using heat treatment rather than Methyl Bromide fumigation. Pallets now require an IPPC logo which certifies that the pallet was heat-treated or fumigated with Methyl Bromide.
- ISPM15 Approved Pallets. CHEP Europe has established a strategic network of suppliers to meet the demands for IPPC compliant 'Phytosanitary' pallets. All 48"x40" block pallets manufactured in the EU for export to the USA are Heat Treated (HT) as standard and stenciled with the NPPO approved mark.
You can usually sell your used wood pallets to them for $2.50 to $3.50 each depending upon their condition and size. A busy company will order 50-100 pallets every week, so if you can get just 5 companies buying 50 wood pallets from you at $2.50 each, 5 days a week then you would earn $625 a week or $125 a day.
- A one month minimum dry time is recommended. That said, I'd wait as long as the painting season permits. If you have three months before it will get cold down there, then wait until then. It's important to have three good, consecutive dry days before applying the stain when ultimately decide to do it.
- What does KD-HT mean on a lumber grade stamp? (See Below on “How to Read a Grade Stamp”.) ANSWER: KD stands for kiln dried and HT stands for heat-treated.
- Some wood splits easiest when green (live oak) and some split much easier when dry and brittle (some pines). Stack firewood where air and sun can dry it thoroughly by the time you will burn it. You can burn wood that is not dry but there is some loss of heating potential through evaporation of moisture.
Updated: 3rd December 2019