April 26, 2024

Grinding & Shredding: Eco-Friendly Wooden Pallet Disposal Options

Jane Cooper

Taskmaster XL Application

Wooden crates and pallets are used for shipping, storage, and a myriad of other industrial applications.

Over time, these items add up, leaving you with an unhygienic eyesore and a major problem when it comes to the amount of space you have available.

Thankfully, there are wooden pallet disposal methods that will not only get rid of the pallets, but will do so in a timely and cost-effective manner. Read on to learn more.

Using a Shredder for Wooden Pallet Disposal

Although wood is a natural material, it can still be a hindrance to our environment. Wood waste that sits in a landfill can rot, leading to many issues.

When wooden pallets sit in a manufacturing facility or factory, they take up valuable space that could be used for something else.

An industrial shredder can be the answer to your wooden pallet disposal woes.

These heavy-duty machines can quickly grind and shred wood of all kinds and turn it into small pieces to be disposed of.

Shredding pallets also reduces bulk and therefore cuts down disposal costs.

Franklin Miller Wood Pallet Shredders

Special wood pallet shredders, such as the TASKMASTER® XL or TASKMASTER® TM3000 are highly efficient, fast and a smart investment for any size business.

They're both strong and powerful enough that they can shred your pallets, nails and all.

These options are wise if you have a large operation and need to get rid of wooden pallets quickly so they don't take over your warehouse.


Pallets can be dangerous, unsightly, accumulate mold and attract animals. The XL pallet shredder helps avoid these issues while limiting the amount of solid waste containers needed each week.

This machine reduces the size and bulk volume of wood pallets, so it will quickly pay for itself.

It also features easy maintenance, quiet operation along with a low shaft speed and high torque shredding action. Its heavy construction, oversized shaft and high-strength bearings assure long life and reliable service.

It contains a controller that senses jam conditions and automatically reverses the direction of operation to clear the obstruction for a preset amount of times, and makes it easy to get inside to remove an unshreddable object.

It also comes with an auxiliary discharge conveyor feature that pushes output into a waste container, along with an optional infeed conveyor.


The TASKMASTER TM3000 cuts wood pallets and numerous other materials down to size quickly and efficiently.

A high-torque, low-speed industrial shredder, it has a long history of assisting with pallet destruction, wood recovery and reclamation. It’s built for the highest level of performance and reliability using quality components, superior design and engineering.

It boasts heavy construction features, and can also be used on electronic waste, steel drums, car tires, light sheet metal, construction waste and much more.

Say Goodbye to Wood Waste

With the right wooden pallet disposal plan, you can contribute to a healthier, cleaner planet, all while saving money on disposal costs.

From shredding your pallets to giving them away or recycling them, make sure you're disposing of them in an eco-friendly way.

If you deal with a massive number of wooden pallets, an industrial shredder from Franklin Miller, where we’ve been doing this for over 100 years, is a smart investment.

For more information about our products and how we can help, visit our website, or contact us today.

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