Originally Posted by SupermanPJ4444
Where do you live?
Is this '29th' thing something new theyre doing?
I've been getting buckets from Walmart, BJ's, Sam's club and Hannaford for years now. And I get them whenever I want/need them. Any time of the year. I'm wondering if they're going to be stopping or if it's just something in your area.
I believe it is or will be a national thing soon.. It'd be something odd just to do in my area. I live in Oklahoma. lol
I guess they started doing this last year, because people that have posted on this thread mentioned that they said they had to recycle them. That's what the new excuse will be here on the 29th, too. lol
But.. There are other places you can get food grade 5 gallon buckets. Fast food places- especially burger joints, because their pickles & stuff come in 5 gallon buckets.. Places like Subway, McDonald's, etc.
And of course other places that decorate cakes- Reasors being one. lol
Originally Posted by dirt013
Called my local Wal-mart. Got the run around for awhile, spoke to a manager, she hadn't heard anything about it, took my # though, so maybe it will pan out. Thanks for the tip anyway...hopefully something (in the way of free 5 gal. buckets) will come of it.
cool beans! i hope you are able to get some!
Originally Posted by wilhelm
I've been getting them for years now. They are really handy here on the farm. I go right up to the counter in the bakery, and ask one of those hard working ladies if they have any buckets, and when they ask me how many, I say that I will take them all.
They are more than glad to get rid of them, and even give me the lids. My pickup has about 20 laying in the back from my last bunch I got.
Most times they are even washed out already. If not just set them in the bathtub and run hot water and a little dawn in it. They clean right up. I sort of like the frosting smell too.
Yep! That's how it usually goes around here, too! Most people at Walmart are happy to be rid of them, because it's one less thing that they have to pack up and throw away & if you take all of them, then that's a whole trip or two that you save 'em from walking allllllllllllllllll the way on the other side and back. lol