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Metal “coffee cans”, where do we find them?

 
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Does anyone know where I can find metal coffee cans? There is a restaurant that gets there diced tomatoes in #10 cans. Trying to think of other places that I can get metal cans from.

Some restaurants
Painters or painter supply stores
Roofing companies (tar)
 
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restaurants, pizza places especially, Papa Johns pizza at least used to get their sauce in #10 cans
Recycle bins, or recycle collection points
School or church cafeterias, soup kitchen

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I had a cop tell me "You ARE doing this carefully, aren't you?" Yup. He was worried I was either starving or being a problem. I told him all about the things I was getting out of that one, how I'm using them to redo my kitchen... He decided I was eccentric and gave up :)

Reused Containers for Food Storage

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I get metal coffee cans at Sam's club.  It is their house brand "Members Mark".  If you are not a member maybe you know someone who shops there.

They are bigger than a #10 can.

I have also bought smaller 1 pound cans of "Clover Valley" coffee at Dollar General and the local grocery's house brand.  

Usually, there is a bulk aisle at the local grocery store that has #10 cans for tomato sauce, etc.
 
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Depending on the intended use, I would burn out and scrub (sand) the coating on the inside of tomato tins.
 
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