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Old 07-15-2009, 04:58 PM
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What type of stores carry the food grade buckets? I would rather find some place in town to go and buy a few tomorrow than wait until late next week for them to arrive. I'll pay a few extra $ for them.

Does home depot have anything like this? Food distributor?
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What were you looking for?

55 gallon plastic drum, 15 gallon bucket, glass canning jar...?
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TSC...Tractor Supply.. They have food grade buckets around $2.50 and the lids are $2.00.. The white buckets are 5 gallon in size and are HDPE #2.
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Try local bakeries, grocery stores or health food stores. They often throw 5 gallon food grade buckets away.
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Home Depot sell food grade 5 gallon buckets and food grade lids. I am not sure how much they will cost.

Also, try bakeries for freebies.
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You can usually get them for free by supermarkets or restaraunts.
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What were you looking for?

55 gallon plastic drum, 15 gallon bucket, glass canning jar...?
I'm looking for 5 gallon buckets right now. Would like to also know if there are 55's available in town rather than paying shipping down the road.

My local publix has a pretty good stock of jars, lids, fastener, etc...
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>> Would like to also know if there are 55's available in town rather than paying shipping down the road.

I haven't looked into any of these yet myself, but after buying one online recently I started looking into local sources for my next purchase(s) and had clipped the following that might be some places to start...

"Metro Nashville's water department is selling rain barrel kits at the Omohundro Convenience Center. A barrel requires simple assembly and costs $50, with cash and checks accepted. It is at 1019 Omohundro Place with the entrance on Freightliner Drive, It is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday."
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...0128/906250344


"55 gallon, food grade barrel (22 diameter, 39 tall) with over flow valve and spigot both compatible with garden hose connection. Top opening is a semi circle on the opposite side of the water outlet valves. Design can be changed with a special order. For general information about rain barrel purchasing, installation or delivery/pickup, please email <email address removed>. *Delivery in the Nashville Metropolitan area only. $40.00"
http://www.cumberlandrivercompact.or...nbarrels.shtml


"One commenter on the above referenced article at CoolPeopleCare.org says, "Nashville Drum and Barrel has 55 gallon plastic drums (food grade) for $8 a piece." Nashville Drum and Barrel is in Fairview, TN."
http://green.thefuntimesguide.com/20...nstruction.php
[That article is a couple years old and I haven't called to see if they still have them or what current prices might be.]

http://www.yellowbot.com/nashville-b...irview-tn.html
Nashville Barrel & Drum Service
7401 Cumberland Dr
Fairview, TN 37062
(615) 799-9449
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Hyphen! Thanks man. You hit the jackpot with all of the local Nashville links. I might give Nashville Drum & Barrel a call today. Thanks.
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I just called Publix by my house and they said they would give me plenty of them for free as they get thrown away. The girl also mentioned that there are a number of people that come in and take them home.
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Try Craigs List, or if you have any type of food processing plant nearby.
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Try your local Freecycle. Everything free and local!
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As said previously, check grocery stores and all them, but don't forget about some of the closest places, such as sub shops and fast food joints.
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Home depot one do work, but there are better buckets out there. They seem to be thinner walled and flimsy compared to others. Anything with the 2 in a triangle is fair game. Usually, Montanna wheat dealers sell great food grade buckets.
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Home depot one do work, but there are better buckets out there. They seem to be thinner walled and flimsy compared to others. Anything with the 2 in a triangle is fair game. Usually, Montanna wheat dealers sell great food grade buckets.
The buckets selling at the hardware stores and home improvement stores (ie: Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, ect) are made from recycled plastics and a non food grade chemical release agent is used in their manufacture.

A number two recycle symbol and stamped HDPE DOES NOT designate FOOD Grade

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i get mine used from the guy who owns a hardware store down the street he gets em from a place that uses alot of tomatos as there all labled tomato past i just use bleach and do a good scrub down on the inside but for $16 per drum im not complaining
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I get mine free from the local ice cream store...I wash them well, and voila, 5 gallon plastic containers and lids.
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55 gallon drums,

Try the local Coke or Pepsi bottler. A good hot soapy wash and rinse out followed by a two week soaking with water and a quart of plain bleach, followed by another good rinse out gets rid of the syrup smell.
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I rounded up about 12 5-gallon buckets from the local Bakery at Publix and Kroger. I could get more but don't have the space right now.

A tip for anyone else just starting preps - go to the Bakery and tell them you want their used buckets with lids and they will be more than happy to pass them along. Publix cleaned min out for me - Krogers passed them on with a ton of old Cake icing which was a dirty cleanup but Hot Water and a scrubber got the job done.
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I get 100% of mine at sams. on any given day i walk out with 10-15. been doing it for years
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