He persisted, and in the end, was able to show upper management that the costs of recycling the pallets was only slightly more costly than landfill fees. The company agreed to recycle the pallets, and there was much rejoicing.
The materials supplier did put one condition on the deal; damaged pallets were not to be returned to them. That’s when DH got another brilliant idea, and asked if he could take away the damaged pallets. They agreed, and now when there is a broken one, DH breaks it up into its parts and carts it home. (See top photo).
The Most DH loves working with wood, and has made me a new desk with this reclaimed timber. (See photo below). The picture doesn’t really do it justice. And it’s a perfect size for the room it will live in, unlike the old desk (which is going on to its new life with a young relative). Next is a custom bookcase unit, which will solve another storage problem.
All in all, it’s a win for us, and Mother Earth.