Are blue pallets safe to use?

Are blue pallets safe to use?

Are blue pallets safe to use?

should avoid pallets which are painted (the blue, red and brown ones are usually collected and reused by the pallet company which supplies them). You should also avoid any pallets with a MB stamp. This stands for Methyl Bromide which is a harmful chemical used to prevent wood eating insects consuming the pallets.

Why are some pallets blue?

Why Are Some Pallets Coloured? If your pallet has been painted or stained in a bright colour this usually means it belongs to a pallet rental company. ... Red pallets: pool PECO (The Pallet Exchange Company from the USA) Blue pallets: pool CHEP (Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool from Australia)

Are blue CHEP pallets treated?

CHEP ensures that all CHEP PLUS PS pallets have been heat treated in accordance to the regulation and are properly marked using our own IPPC marks.

How can you tell if a pallet is toxic?

Look for the IPPC stamp on the side of the wood to determine how it was treated. Pallets marked with an “HT” were heat-treated and did not come into contact with chemicals during the treating process. Avoid unmarked pallets or those stamped with an “MB” for methyl bromide.

Is selling blue pallets illegal?

Can I resell blue pallets? ... Any sale, trade or secondary usage of CHEP pallets is strictly prohibited.

Do pallets have chemicals in them?

The main chemicals used on pallets are mold treatments and MB. The MB dissipates upon air contact, and mold treatments (which are applied to some HT-stamped pallets, contrary to some advice) dissipate in 15 to 30 days, long before the affected pallets will end up in the hands of pallet crafters.

Is selling CHEP pallets illegal?

Blue CHEP pallets are not for sale. Companies should not be able to sell CHEP pallets. If you buy CHEP pallets you are most likely violation some kind of agreement.

What is a fumigated pallet?

News - Tagged: fumigated pallets ISPM-15 is an international standard that regulates wood and wood packaging, requiring the treatment of wood pallets, crates, and dunnage to prevent the international spread of disease and insects.

What are CHEP pallets made from?

Typically, CHEP pallets are made of hardwood and typically use Oakwood as the main material. On the other hand, LOSCAM offers softwood pallets which are usually made from pinewood.

Does Walmart give pallets away?

Does Walmart give free pallets? Walmart does not sell or donate its own pallets, but recycles or reuses them. However, Walmart does sell recovered (and new) pallets online.

Is it safe to use blue paint on pallets?

The blue paint is harmless as food stuffs are moved on the pallets but it dose stain clothes. It costs around £10 to hire one from CHEP and then a small charge per day untill it or another is returned. My company pay CHEP around £25,000 a year for hire charges and we closely monitor them in and out.

Is it safe to use a chemical treated pallet?

Avoid chemically-treated pallets to keep you and yours Safe. The IPPC stamp: if you don’t see it, use it with caution! A pallet may be perfectly safe without this logo, but you don’t have clear information. The treatment code : [HT] = Heat treatment / [MB] = Methyl Bromide / [DB] = Debarked / [KD] = Kiln Dried.

Can you steal blue pallets from grow your own?

If you have been given them then they can only be stolen as they will alway remain the property of CHEP, a bit like the bread baskets you see every where. The chances that a CHEP inspector will visit your allotment may well be very slim but there again he may have the plot next to you.

What happens to the Blue pallets at Chep?

CHEP pallets always remain the property of CHEP. Any sale, trade or secondary usage of CHEP pallets is strictly prohibited. How do I exchange blue pallets? Blue pallets are not exchanged. CHEP will pick them up for free and put them back into circulation in the supply chain.

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