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55 Gallon Hefty Rubbermaid Garbage Cans!!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NordicSplitter, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    Just discovered a great use for my extra 55 Gallon Hefty Garbage Cans....Since out town has switched over to large 90 Gallon totes, I found myself with 4 extra Hefty Rubbermaid garbage cans....Use found: Put dry seasoned wood in them and store them right outside the front or back door. Easy to move..they slide on the snow or ice, so weight is no problem. Cover then and let it snow like crazy.. Also dry wood for the taking. Filled them with ash, black locust and maple.
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  2. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Got one in the basement now that I use for kindling. Most of the kindling is splitter slag that lays in the processing area, so it can be wet. I leave it in the can inside the basement and it is ready to go in no time.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good idea!
    I have one full of kindling out by the wood shed.

    Keep your wood dry ;)
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  4. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    I keep a garbage can in the garage that I fill up along with my wheelbarrrow every other day. Works great. I also have a smaller tote next to it for kindling and any bark that falls off the wood that I bring in. Try to keep as much out of the actual house as I can.
  5. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest


    You know I am gonna use this Idea ! Thanks for posting this. I think I am gonna put a sled under two barrels and use my winch to pull it up onto the porch ! Very cool Idea dzych2 :)
    dzych2 likes this.

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