Pallet recovery for reuse was the first service RPS introduced back in 2002. A simple concept, it allows businesses to have their pallets returned to them for reuse. RPS collects the pallets nationwide and after sorting and repairing, we return them to the business for reuse.
Products are often distributed to customers using transit packaging such as wooden pallets. These pallets may be marked with the supplier's company name but without a formal return policy in place, the pallets may be reused for alternative purposes or even lost.
RPS can collect your pallets from your customer and then return them to your site for reuse. The pallets will be inspected and repaired to make sure they can be reused. The process allows existing pallets to be reused several times and therefore you do not need to buy new replacement pallets to distribute your goods. There is also no financial risk as we only invoice for pallets that have been returned.
New pallets are much more expensive than reconditioned pallets, therefore using our recovery for reuse service you can reduce your packaging spend by up to 50% by reusing existing pallets. Reuse is the most environmental beneficial option compared to recycling or energy recovery, so it ticks the green box too.
RPS collects on a national basis within 7 working days. We organise the transport and liaise with your customer directly to organise the collections, taking the hassle away for you. We have full duty of care, including the correct waste transfer documentation, permits and licences. We have a fully qualified team, trained to sort and repair pallets and if a pallet cannot be reused, it will be shredded and recycled responsibly at no additional cost to you.
The service not only applies to pallets. RPS can collect any non-hazardous transit packaging such as FIBC big bags, drums, IBCs or crates and boxes.
For more details, get in touch and we can discuss how RPS can start helping you.