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Offline Eagles mom

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No more buckets at Walmart
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:11:26 PM »
Walmart is switching to rectangular frosting buckets instead of the round ones.  I'm guessing that other companies are or will follow suit.  The rectangular buckets take less space, but the are not as heavy-duty and do not have gaskets in the lids.  Get your free buckets now, while they're still available for free.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 12:24:25 PM »
Couldn't you still use the rectangle buckets if the contents are in Mylar?

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 02:10:28 PM »
All of the Walmart Stores and Sam's Clubs around here implemented a recycling program a couple of years ago and since then they don't give out buckets at all.

The rectangular buckets work just fine if you're rotating the food in them on a yearly basis or if your using sealed mylar for the contents within.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 08:19:27 PM »
That might be something local to your store/region.  I have an in at Walmart HQ as one of the Walmart Mom Bloggers-I'll ask and see if it is an across the board thing.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 08:52:14 PM »
Eagles Mom is correct.  I work in the deli which is next to our bakery.  For the most part they are mainly using the new buckets now.  They do still have the smaller 2 gallon buckets with gaskets. 

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 05:31:31 PM »
Yup.  My local Walmart has finally gone to the square buckets as well.  Bummer.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 10:15:53 AM »

I am new here and this is my first post, I hope I don't screw this up too bad.

I own a restaurant and I give used 5 gal pickle buckets to people who ask.  Usually I give then to friends who make their own beer or take home some for myself and throw out the rest.  The buckets are obviously food grade and the lids have a rubber seal on them so with a hammer or mallet it can be sealed reliably. 

The con is the pickle/garlic smell.... airing it out and soaking it in water will help remove the odor. 

Ask at restaurants, I am sure they would give them out.  I know that Burger King, McD, and a few others use the same buckets.


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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 10:18:05 AM »
Central Indiana walmarts have gone to square as well.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 05:57:13 PM »
Hey folks, If you have a Biggs ( Remkes now) grocery store, get them at their bakery.

I collected quite few large and small round, square buckets from them and the folks there always asked me if I needed any when I walk pass their bakery. They told me they don't recycle them but throw them away.

Only I and one other person ( prepper?) are the only ones asking for the buckets.

Also great for storing non-prep items such as opened bags of fertilizers, grass seeds, weed killer...etc  stuff that comes in the bags for maintaining the yard.


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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 12:06:36 PM »
Try our local Dunkin Donuts or other donut shop.  They have food grade buckets for their glaze.

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 01:01:17 PM »
Glad to see this post pop up again--it reminded me that I should stop at a couple of grocery stores etc when I'm in town on Thursday. . .

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Re: No more buckets at Walmart
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 03:15:57 PM »
I used to hit up my local donut shop to get buckets to store supplies in as well as filter/store honey.