There are three possible avenues that I would
Contacting Industry Trade Associations that have
some kind of involvement in wooden packaging. I would first contact the
National Wood Pallet and Container Association
Contacting reuse organizations. A good
starting point would be the Reuse Development Organization (REDO)
They may be able to direct you to organizations
that can assist you in finding a higher and better use for the wooden crates you
Placing listings with appropriate materials
exchanges. The purpose of materials exchanges is to help
bring together potential sources and users of surplused or
unwanted materials. Listings of these exchanges can be found at these
Roger M. Guttentag
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 5:06
Subject: [GreenYes] wooden crates
Chris, came close
to meeting you several times at the National Recycling Coalition in Austin
this year. Every time I walked by you were away from your booth.
Maybe next time.
My company is now
taking all the wood waste from a large local company to recycle it and keep it
out of the landfills. I've addressed this room once before about this
but got little response (althought that response WAS appreciated). I
have an abundance of once-used wooden crates of a variety of sizes. Like
2 x 2 x 2 to the size of a shed. I tried contacting vermicomposters to
Anyone out there
know of any uses for crates? They are in pristine condition, and we
would hate to turn them into mulch (landfilling is NOT an
Thanks in advance
for any advice.
Jean Ann Holt
Senior Project Manager, Recycling
Image Microsystems, Inc.
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