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Steve Flanagan
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Does anyone have any ideas where i can find free 5, 6, or 10 gallon buckets?
 
Emily Brown
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Grocery stores. Ask the bakery every time you go to any grocery stores. Sometimes they have them. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes the clerk has to ask a manager. If you ask every time you go you'll have more than enough in no time.
 
Steve Flanagan
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Thanks for the tip! What size buckets should i expect them to have?
 
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I get used plastic 10 liter acrylic paint buckets from my local paint shop.
They generally need a good wash, but they have good lids, strong handles and don't degrade in the sun.
 
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Bakeries, restaurants, institutions of any kind where food is handled in bulk, will be getting ingredients in 5 gallon buckets. Constructions sites also, for things like joint compound and roof tar (this last comes in metal buckets, quite rare and very useful for handling things like hot ashes). Ask around about them or start checking dumpsters and recycling bins.
 
Steve Flanagan
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Thank you for the suggestions.
 
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Companies that service and sell fire extinguishers may have them also.
 
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Definitely Bakeries, sub/grinder shops, Doughnut shops (almost every liquid ingredient comes in 5 gal buckets, also cleaning supplies) Big Al
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