Pallets Alternative ways to recycle Special Instructions Take pallets to a wood recycler listed on this Resource List. Recycle Plastic Pallets Plastic pallets are highly recyclable and should be recycled with other hard plastic items. Alternative Ways to Recycle Give to Pallet Recycling Company Some companies, such as 48Forty, will recycle their own pallets. Companies that use CHEP’s blue plastic pallets can recycle them by contacting CHEP. Smart Way Recycling takes both wooden and plastic pallets. Ways to Reuse Turn Your Pallets Into Something New The possibilities to repurpose your pallets are endless. Check out Pinterest for ideas and how-tos. Did You Know? Plastic vs. Wood Pallets Plastic pallets are more eco-friendly than ones made from wood. Plastic pallets last much longer and are easily recycled, while wooden pallets need to be sent to the landfill if a specific recycler won’t take them. Wood pallets are also susceptible to chemical and bacterial contamination.