At Somerlap, we are always looking for new ways that we can help protect the environment and work in a more sustainable way.
We already carefully source all our timber from well managed, renewable woodlands, and we’ve recently launched a new initiative to restore and recycle pallets, while helping local businesses earn thousands in extra revenue at the same time.
Restoring used pallets
In addition to selling quality garden fencing, sheds and furniture, we also manufacture and distribute pallets. We love the trend for finding ways to reuse and upcycle pallets (see our Pinterest board for ideas) and we now offer a pallet restoration service for local businesses.
Instead of leaving them to rot or clutter up their site, businesses who have broken or unwanted pallets can now sell their old pallets to us, and we will restore them to their former glory.
Old pallets increased Yeo Valley’s revenue by £30,000 a year
Yeo Valley Organic are just one of the local businesses benefiting from the new service. Graham Keating from Yeo Valley said: “Previously damaged pallets were a nuisance. Working with Somerlap ensures that we are now able to repair or re-use them, which as twice winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development is very important to us. The increased revenue of £30,000 per year is a welcome benefit.”
Recycling pallets into wood shavings and ground coverings
In case you’re wondering what happens to the pallets that can’t be restored, they don’t go to waste either. Any pallets that are beyond repair are put through our wood-chipper and go onto to a new life as chipboard, ground coverings, or fuel.