recycling

Pallets

ALA Industries buys, recycles and sells used pallets viable for a variety of uses, from decoration to furniture, from home projects to storage. Rated for quality by specific standards set out by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, or GMA, used pallets are often a more cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing new pallets.
Call us at 617-332-3280 or Request a Quote to learn more about ALA pallets.

Premium Grade A

Common use: retail display

  • 7 boards on top
  • 5 boards on bottom
  • 6″ lead boards top and bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • No block or metal repairs to stringers
  • No colored or painted stringers.
  • Mostly clean of paint or markings on sides or end of stringers. Occasional small black out markings on sides.
Grade A

Common use: Food, pharmaceutical or others

  • 7 boards on top
  • 5 boards on bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • No block repairs to stringers
  • Each stringer can have one metal repair plate to strengthen any split.
  • May have some paint or blank out markings on sides of stringers or have one or more stinger end color coded.
Premium Grade B

Quality between Grade A and B. Cost-saving options with fewer markings, chips, cracks or other wear and tear damage.

  • Same as a standard Grade B pallet but with only one of the three stringers having added a plug or other type of repair.
  • Will likely have some paint, blank out or other markings on sides of stringers and may have two or more stringers with painted ends.
Grade B

Least expensive option

Common use: warehousing or shipping

  • 6 to 7 boards on top, depending on board width which can be
  • 3-1/2″ to 5-1/2″ wide
  • No less than 4 boards on bottom
  • Average top deck spacing 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ but can be up to 4″
  • 3 stringers (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each)
  • 4-way entry
  • Flush
  • Has plugs (repairs) on stringers
  • Plugs can be various length and location
  • No more than two boards (stringers) thick at any one point
  • Chips or partial split boards are acceptable.

We buy and sell Premium Grad A. Grade A, Premium Grade B and Grade B pallets.

 

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