I still believe that pallets make for great compost bins. Another batch of snakes are finding their way into the gardens and fields from the compost heap and I believe the pallets make it a perfect combination.
It is a great way to put to use an exhausted item and at the same time provide air and containment for a great compost pile.
A very cheap (or better yet, used) kiddie pool makes a great cover to block the sun and retain moisture. If the size is right, it will actually "snap" into place between the slats of the pallets.
Old, bent coat hangers make great fasteners to keep the pallets together and stable enough to remain vertical.
The joys of pallets (and snakes)!