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Cheap guy needs a few 15 gallon containers.

Posted by edweather Zone 5a/b upstate NY (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 12 at 21:38

I was just wondering if anyone has a suggestion on where I can get 4 or 5, 15 gallon containers? I posted a want ad on Craig's List. The cheapest ones I've found online are the black nursery pots. Thanks.


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RE: Cheap guy needs a few 15 gallon containers.

Check with your waste disposal locally. Many have a recycle program for plastic containers. Al


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RE: Cheap guy needs a few 15 gallon containers.

Al, Thanks, hadn't thought of that one. We take our trash to the transfer station, commonly known as the "dump." I'll check next time I'm there. Right now I'm leaning toward those 55 gallon poly drums. When you can find them they sell for about $10 used. I could cut them in half. They're almost indestructible.


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Also, check with your local nursery. We keep a dumpster here for customers to return their containers after planting. We let customers take any for free before we send them to the recycling center biannually.


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Good suggestion...I'll call around. Thanks.


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Found someone near here who had 3 heavy duty blue poly 55 gal drums for $25. Cut in half they will make 6 nice big containers.


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Check craigslist and keep your eyes peeled on garbage days. Amazing what you can find curbside!


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Yeah, I found them on Craigslist. Then I saw some cool white ones. Now I think I need a couple of those also.


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you can get 18 gallon plastic containers with lids at Walmart for under $5.


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buy buckets they are cheap around $5 or less. if you know any carpenters they often buy the 5gal buckets just simply dry out the paint and peel it off.

or you can go to like resturants and ask they sometimes get buckets of food like sauces or w.e and throw out the bucket


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Thanks lynne and Cel....I needed something a little more durable than the Walmart tubs. The sun will dry them out in a few years, and 5 gal buckets are just too small. I bought the 3, 55 gal drums, and have already cut one in half. They are nice and big and will last for years. I plan on filling one in a day or two and will post the results. We went to the mulch place last week and picked up half a yard of double ground pine park.


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RE: Cheap guy needs a few 15 gallon containers.

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mt. Washington L (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 12, 12 at 16:24

you can also troll your local construction sites for scrap lumber and make 24" boxes that will last a few seasons.


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RE: Cheap guy needs a few 15 gallon containers.

Here's the final product. Cost per container including gas, mix, and containers......about $8 each.


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