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Need innovative wood reuse ideas
Dear P2 Tech:
A government facility I am working with has 70 tons of old wood pallets they
don't know what to do with. Here are the specifics of their problem:
1) There are very few repairable or resuable pallets. The majority are in too
poor of a shape to be repaired or reused as-is.
2) Some have been contaminated with pesticides. My contact did not know the
pesticide or contamination levels, nor how many have been contaminated. They
believe the cost and effort to sort contaminated from non-contaminated would
be prohibitive. They have used some contaminated pallets in good shape to
ship hazardous waste.
3) The facility has no chipper on site but would consider allowing a vendor
to chip them. Still, they cannot use 70 tons of mulch/wood chips, and the
pesticide issue is raised again when trying to sell or give mulch away.
They think they have considered all of the usual options and rejected them
for safety, liability, legal, or cost concerns. They are looking for really
innovative ideas. Any ideas?
22 Executive Park Court
Germantown MD 20874