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Recycled Pallet Check

Pallets are popular for making compost bins easily and for other uses in and around the garden, but be sure the pallets you use aren’t contaminated with insecticides, fungicides or other chemicals. Some pallets are treated with wood preservatives; some may have residues of toxic materials that were stored on them; some may have harmful bacteria. For garden projects, look for clean pallets and avoid those that are heavy (possibly from chemical treatments), oily, stained, have an odd color or smell bad. (e-mail from Andy’s Woodworking Shop, www.ezwoodshop.com/, posted at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39344)


  

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