Pallets Take to Landfill See Alternatives Central Coast Pallet can recycle pallets. 1571 E Betteravia Road, Santa Maria, CA | (805) 614-4715 Alternative Ways to Recycle Give to Pallet Recycling Company Some companies, like CHEP, will recycle wood pallets, so they don’t end up in a landfill. Smart Way Recycling takes both wooden and plastic pallets. Did You Know? Plastic vs. Wood Pallets Plastic pallets are more eco-friendly than ones made from wood. Plastic pallets last much longer and are easily recycled, while wooden pallets need to be sent to the landfill if a specific recycler won’t take them. Wood pallets are also susceptible to chemical and bacterial contamination.