deals32 gallon roughneck recycling bin for $9.88

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Out of curiosity: are there any issues with using blue cans like this (normally used for recycling) for regular garbage in towns without a curb-side recycling program? My old cans are getting pretty beat, and my town only does drop-off recycling (basically big dumpers / "igloo" containers for recyclables that you have to go to yourself).

Also, anyone have experience with these cans? The last ones I bought were a relatively hard plastic one-piece (handles integral to the can) that have taken quite a beating in less than a year (handles mostly broken off, that kind of thing).

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Great price but I'm sure many people have extra ones at home since garbage company required the stupid tiny square shape container picked up by the claw on the truck.

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If it's anything like my town, they might send separate trucks for recycling, or even collect that on different days. Where I live, we have refuse pickup on 2 days a week, and yard waste (similar sized can) pickup on a completely different day. There's enough difference between the roll-away cans that if you have the wrong can out by the curb, they'll just go right by, and not pick it up.

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@lordebon: In the rural community I live in, the only thing they'll pick up is what you put in the green big garbage. I would suspect that any garbage man anywhere would not touch something designated recycling. They have no authority to override the meaning of the can. That said, it might work if you had the word garbage displayed on the side in large letter.

In short, you'd be trying to work outside the normal system. If they let you do it, then all sorts of odd recepticals would show up. If I were in public works, I'd not allow it.

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IMO you are better of buying a commercial grade garbage/recycling can. These cans are flimsy and don't lend themselves to the delicate touch of the garbage collector (sarcasm implied). I owned one of these, not blue, but it only lasted one year before a handle broke off. The last straw was when the side split out during the winter. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra money for a commercial can and it will last for 10+ years.

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Great to put by my pond's campsite and my barn to separate recyclables from the trash. (Then, after burning anything burnable, I don't have much to put into the trash, which means pickup for the landfill.)

Even though I'm too rural for us to get separate recyclables pickup, I can at least use these for gathering at home, then take them to the recycling bin trailer up the road. Fortunately, they've just changed our system whereby we no longer have to sort types of items into the individual bins (milk jugs in one, cardboard in another, aluminum cans in another, etc.)---they now let us just put anything anywhere in the trailer and it all gets dumped onto a conveyor belt with an automatic sorter of some kind. :-)

More recycling! YAY! Good price. Thanks for posting the deal.

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The precedent is the bright blue is for recycling and light green is yard waste. Bucking that unofficial standard is sure to cause headaches for someone at some point.

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I would love it if I could use something like this! Sadly, my garbage collection company only uses those awful square blue bin things. I hate them. On recycle day there is broken glass all over the neighborhood because of them, not to mention it is cumbersome to carry them to the curb.

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We have crazy trash rules. We get regular garbage pickup twice a week but everything on the curb goes into the garbage truck so no cans that you want back. We have green pickup once a week and everything has to be in twine or a clear trash bag. And finally, once a week we have recycling which is in a square container.
Put casters on the bottom so you can roll it and not lift it. It makes it easier and the garbage guys don't care.

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SOLD OUT at the 6 closest stores to me.

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Thanks for the thoughts folks. My garbage men just throw the cans around, so the home-grade ones just don't seem to last.

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I have the rubbermaid garbage totes and they do not hold up to the garbage men tossing them. The lids will not go on and the lips are all broken on them.

Not sure of the quality of these kind but the ones I have are not worth very much.

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@lordebon, I can't imagine there is a national answer to your question, why not call city hall (or whoever collects your garbage) and ask them?

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I gave up on round cans. On a windy day I had to go looking for it. The town doesn't seem to care if you buy a rectangular one.

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@jimmyd103: I would agree that these cheap rubbermaid cans are garbage. A while back there was a similar deal on the black rubbermaid trash cans. I went to my local home depot and sorted through dozens of cans trying to find one that was not already misshaped or warped. Trying to find a lid that fit correctly was even harder. Finally I decided to look at the slightly more expensive models (including this blue one) and they were almost as bad. The only ones that looked acceptable were the commercial grades.

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great for those fish geek wooters who need to keep saltwater on hand.

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Bought one yesterday as a compost bin.

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Thanks for the tip! I just ordered mine.

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You don't have to order these to get the deal. I walked into my local Home Depot and bought one off the floor for the same price.

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Why is a $10 bucket #3 for the week???

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Picked up three to use as rain barrels. Decent quality. Price was knocked down from $15.00

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Just ordered mine for store pickup...
picked up same size black at Menards for even less a week or so ago...now have this. Will use for extras.
Nice deal :)