Asked on May 29, 2015

Does anyone know where I can find free pallets?

I am beginning to make a little private garden in my drive. I have no yard but have a small parking area off my drive, plus another entrance. And of course limited income. I am wanting to make a gate to shut it off from the sidewalk/street, and then a fence on the side to block veiws from the street from that side. Make sense?? Anyway lots of ideas are shown with pallets and I am in Owensboro, Ky but could come 10 -20 miles to pick up. Thanks for listening appreciate any help! Lynda Pictures coming soon.
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  • Tracy Shakal Tracy Shakal on May 29, 2015
    check craigslist. i just got 20 and they were right down the road.
  • Julie Schroer-Wischmeier Julie Schroer-Wischmeier on May 29, 2015
    Try paint stores, the paint comes in on pallets
  • Shari Shari on May 29, 2015
    I also suggest Craigslist. I see them being given away all the time on my local CL. Also, local garden centers, Lowe's, Home Depot and flooring/tile stores will often give surplus pallets away. If you take a ride behind industrial businesses, oftentimes they will stack discarded pallets next to the garbage dumpster (but of course, it is always advisable to check with the business to make sure they don't mind if you take them).
  • Judy Snow Judy Snow on May 29, 2015
    Not sure in your area, but I have gotten them at our local dump ( transfer station )
  • LYNDA LYNDA on May 29, 2015
    Yes and no, but it gave me lots of ideas to check into. Thanks at least I have a direction to go now. Thanks guys for all your help. I will send pictures when I finish.
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  • Laura Martin-La Fontsee Laura Martin-La Fontsee on May 30, 2015
    Craigslist and the free section of your newspaper, warehouses. Shipping companies.
  • Phil Phil on May 30, 2015
    Check any local store, Lowes, Home Depot. Just make sure you pick up clean ones, try to get ones with no chemical residue on them
  • Robyn Hecht Robyn Hecht on May 30, 2015
    If you have a mall near you go to the back shipping/receiving area. They usually stack them up next to dumpsters and are free for the taking.
  • Stella Stella on May 30, 2015
    Check your local feed store that is where I get mine I live on a farm so I am at the feed store a lot
  • Peggy Dodd Peggy Dodd on May 30, 2015
    I just got three free from my local grocery store, they have some that they have to return but there are also ones that just get thrown away. The three I got were in really good shape. also someone told me once that lowes will sell you pallets for $20 each but not sure.
  • Carole Carole on May 30, 2015
    Anywhere where stuff is delivered to them on pallets. Supermarkets, local feed store if you have one, some of the larger greengrocers or farmers markets, large hardware chains and so on. I believe pallets are numbered and are the property of these companies but they have a limited life span. If they are done with them, they might let you take a few.
  • Bernice Cannon Bernice Cannon on May 30, 2015
    Yes, if you drive through an Industrial Park, typically, there will be a few to a huge pile of pallets/skids back by the dumpster. The Business does not need them but they know the value so they typically just set them out in the given area for anyone to help themselves. The reason I know, I work for a Fortune 500 Co that is in the Transportation business of packages and we receive shipments on pallets but we don't use them after they come to us so we lay them out by the dumpster. I hope this helps.
  • Rhonda Rhonda on May 31, 2015
    Our local newspaper gives them away for free.
  • Pamela Rose Pamela Rose on May 31, 2015
    I always check out craigslist but you have to be ready to go and get them right away.
  • Anna Anna on May 31, 2015
    My local newspaper gives them away, practically begs you to take them. And don't take pallets from Home Depot. They are not for the taking. My daughter works there.
  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on May 31, 2015
    look on craigslist. You can usually find them on there
  • Pam Montgomery Pam Montgomery on May 31, 2015
    I go by new home construction sites. If home is going to be bricked, they leave the pallets when they're finished
  • Linda Phillips Linda Phillips on Jun 01, 2015
    Our local Ace Hardware store puts them out by the street with a sign that says "Free"
  • Lroach55 Lroach55 on Jun 03, 2015
    Go to Walmart...the unpainted ones are free
  • Susan Susan on Jun 03, 2015
    I work at a KMart store and they put all their "old pallets behind the building as trash. Most are more than usable.
  • Judy Snow Judy Snow on Jun 07, 2015
    I've picked them up free at our local transfer station ( dump ) hope. You find some.
  • LYNDA LYNDA on Jul 06, 2015
    thanks so much
  • Chris Milligan Chris Milligan on Jul 11, 2015
    Travel down I-75 to our exit 122 and turn right to Clinton, TN. Pallets Plus is just off the interstate. We travel there often and my husband makes crafts for me and the family. Chris Milligan
  • Imogene Imogene on Jul 20, 2015
    If you find any please let me know where? I can't find any pallets here in Evansville,Indiana either.
  • Maurice Maurice on Dec 14, 2015
    If you go to most building suppliers they are usually happy to help. Be aware that they may need you to comply with their shop/site rules. Insurances might not allow you on there.
  • 99 Pallets 99 Pallets on Jun 18, 2019

    You can find free pallets here, many ways explained on this site.

    Where to Get Pallets for Free? - Easy Pallet Ideas

  • Van Kylerson Van Kylerson on Oct 09, 2021

    I know people donate free pallets on

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 03, 2023

    Keep your eyes open when going through Commercial areas or look on your local online sales market.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 12, 2023

    Put an ad in your local free paper or check most businesses that stock freight.

  • Check with local stores. They often give them away.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 11, 2023

    Give some of your local stores a call and ask if they will give them to you and when would be a good time to stop by to pick them up. Also, ask if they know of any other places that might have them available for free. Neighborhood websites such as craigslist, Nextdoor and Facebook Marketplace may have them listed in the "free" section.

  • Many stores give them away. You just have to ask.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 12, 2023

    Hi Lynda, hope this helps. you can check home stores like Lowes, they often give pallets to customers. Also check these,

    • Hardware Stores. One of the top places to find free wooden pallets for free is a hardware store. ...
    • Grocery Stores / Food Stores. ...
    • Retail Stores / Warehouse Stores. ...
    • Furniture Stores. ...
    • Construction Sites. ...
    • Pet Stores. ...
    • Newspaper Companies. ...
    • Browse Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace/Freecycle.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Nov 26, 2023

    Smaller local grocery stores.