source for 5-gal buckets

Lucy Goodman goodows at
Thu Mar 28 15:30:34 EST 2002

Jennie Lee wrote:
> Rick and Tracy -
>         The laundromats in my town sell the 5 gallon plastic buckets
> that carry their bulk detergent for $1 with lids. Maybe laundry
> detergent is a contaminant though? I don't know.  Also our local Ace
> Hardware store carries brand new ones for a similar price, with lids.
> Jennie Lee
> Oxford, MS
If you are using these buckets for any food items they must be food
grade plastic and detergent buckets are not (nor are paint, spackle etc.

The best source I have found for buckets are restaurants, especially
sandwich shops that use a lot of pickles. We pick up several each week
from a  couple of restaurants near a farmer's market site. Buckets from
restaurants are all food grade and often put through the dishwasher so
they are clean.
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Lucy Goodman-Owsley
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