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    Author(s): Philip A. Araman; Robert Bush
    Date: 1995
    Source: Pallet Talk, NWPCA Newsletter. 95(1): 1, 4.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    What's happening across the U.S. with landfills and used pallets? Are landfills still accepting wood pallets? And, if so, how many? Have the number of pallets being landfilled increased or decreased? Are separated pallets being recycled at the landfills, or are they simply buried? What are the tipping fees? Are tipping fees lower if pallets are separated prior to delivery to landfills? If landfills are using grinders to reduce the pallets and remove metal, are they using and/or selling the resulting fiber? Are landfill operators aware of potential wood fiber markets? Phil Araman from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Southern Research Station in Blacksburg, VA has teamed up with Dr. Bob Bush of the Center for Forest Products Marketing at VA Tech to conduct a nation-wide study to answer these and other questions. This study will help determine the extent of pallet recycling and disposal at landfills.

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    Araman, Philip A.; Bush, Robert. 1995. Where Are Used Pallets Going? New Study to Connect Landfills and Pallet Recycling. Pallet Talk, NWPCA Newsletter. 95(1): 1, 4.

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