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I was at Walmart today and saw a pallet full of these 5 gallon buckets under a $1 sign. The website says they are $4.98, but they did ring up at $1 each. Brickseek and the Walmart website aren't reporting inventory, so YMMV.

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not to TC, but you can get free 5 gallon buckets from various stores. stores use things like floor wax and bakery icing that come in 5 gallon buckets.
I think I'd pay $1 to not have to clean icing/floor wax out of a bucket to then reuse 😂.
but still good information to know. any Nationwide chains you can suggest that regularly give them away? not all of us have a work hookup for such items.
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I think I'd pay $1 to not have to clean icing/floor wax out of a bucket to the reuse 😂.
but still good information to know. any Nationwide chains you can suggest that regularly give them away? not all of use have a work hookup for such items.
yeah, i hear ya. i would just check your local stores. just say something like you need some water buckets and can help keep them out of the landfill.
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not to TC, but you can get free 5 gallon buckets from various stores. stores use things like floor wax and bakery icing that come in 5 gallon buckets.
I agree, and the reason is... not all 5 gallon buckets are the same.

5 gallon paint, food, and chemical buckets are far better as they will have thicker plastic (likely 3x as thick as a $5 bucket ... think Lowe's, HD, Harbor Freight.)

So, when i.look for buckets, I often look for the types that hold odorous chemicals (chlorine buckets are really thick). Unless I'm using them for something conducive of life (planting soil, transfers of water/food), at which point I look for buckets made for paint, natural oils, water soluable glues, etc.

Now, I also use cheap bucket like this for recycling and making my own HDPE molded materials. Another use is for posts. Whe I bury wood posts, I put them in 5 gallon buckets of concrete then bury them, bucket and all it allows me to make wooden post beams that will stop a car at 40mph with a 4x6 lol. So hurricane season comes, I know my posts aren't going anywhere lol.

So, I'd assume these are thinner style, even at$5. But for $1, I'm keeping my eyes peeled!!!

Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Did you seriously just classify buckets by "heft" instead of use?

You do realize that not all buckets use the same materials and can house the same items, right?

There's risk to what's in the bucket or the bucket itself, depending on what kinda stuff you put in it.

How exactly are you concerned for soil health while you're burying buckets?
Did you even read their entire statement? They stated they reuse the bucket according to what it originally came with.
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
Did you seriously just classify buckets by "heft" instead of use?

You do realize that not all buckets use the same materials and can house the same items, right?

There's risk to what's in the bucket or the bucket itself, depending on what kinda stuff you put in it.

How exactly are you concerned for soil health while you're burying buckets?
What in the world... lol He said not all 5-gallon buckets are the same in the first line!
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
Did you seriously just classify buckets by "heft" instead of use?

You do realize that not all buckets use the same materials and can house the same items, right?

There's risk to what's in the bucket or the bucket itself, depending on what kinda stuff you put in it.

How exactly are you concerned for soil health while you're burying buckets?
Sounds like you have reading comprehension issues
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Great conversation on buckets we got going here
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Quote from wherestheanykey :
Did you seriously just classify buckets by "heft" instead of use?

You do realize that not all buckets use the same materials and can house the same items, right?

There's risk to what's in the bucket or the bucket itself, depending on what kinda stuff you put in it.

How exactly are you concerned for soil health while you're burying buckets?
Did you seriously not read any of that?
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Great conversation on buckets we got going here
Yeah it's on my bucket list lol
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I agree, and the reason is... not all 5 gallon buckets are the same.

5 gallon paint, food, and chemical buckets are far better as they will have thicker plastic (likely 3x as thick as a $5 bucket ... think Lowe's, HD, Harbor Freight.)

So, when i.look for buckets, I often look for the types that hold odorous chemicals (chlorine buckets are really thick). Unless I'm using them for something conducive of life (planting soil, transfers of water/food), at which point I look for buckets made for paint, natural oils, water soluable glues, etc.

Now, I also use cheap bucket like this for recycling and making my own HDPE molded materials. Another use is for posts. Whe I bury wood posts, I put them in 5 gallon buckets of concrete then bury them, bucket and all it allows me to make wooden post beams that will stop a car at 40mph with a 4x6 lol. So hurricane season comes, I know my posts aren't going anywhere lol.

So, I'd assume these are thinner style, even at$5. But for $1, I'm keeping my eyes peeled!!!

Thanks for the heads up!!!
Useful post smeared by dumb commenters. To add to your thoughts, everyone should be cautious putting anything edible in a bucket unless you know what it is and how it was used. Here's a guide: https://www.wikihow.com/Identify-...de-Buckets

Personally, I would not store or transfer food in any bucket that was not stamped food safe and was brand new. Working through college in a kitchen, we put all kinds of crazy stuff in food buckets that were then thrown away. For one example, we would mix a cocktail of floor cleaning chemicals.

Good luck.
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Last time I got Hart flag buckets at Walmart for $1.

Great for keeping dry goods dry inside my shed.

These are likely food safe. Just wash before using for food.

In any case, I wouldn't put food directly in it. It's better combined with a bag. The bucket just protects the bag and reduces air exposure
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