Master’s student Yash Mansharamani, studying under Dr. Laszlo Horvath, received a grant from The Pallet Foundation to investigate the total amount of woody material and the number of wood pallets and crates that are received, recycled, and landfilled at MSW and C&D landfills. Although the vast majority of the pallets are repaired or recycled into secondary products, a portion of all pallets end up in landfills at the end of their useful life cycle. The purpose of his research is to investigate the total number of pallets and crates reaching landfills in the United States as well as to gain a better understanding of the overall waste stream.