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What type of Container do you store Salt in

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by flykelley, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Ok Guys
    I have a customer that wants me to keep 50 pounds of salt in there entry way to use if the sidewalk gets ice on it. They will apply it when they deem it needs it. I will be salting the parking lot and sidewalk after each event,but this salt is just a backup. What do you use,metal cans or Plastic. I worry Plastic will break easy.

    Regards Mike
  2. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    I keep salt in my driveway at work. I made a wooden box out of plywood and painted the inside with oil and then painted the outside.

    It won't last forever, but it has been there about 5+ years now.
  3. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    You can use a 5-gallon bucket with a lid. We use them when storing/spreading Magic salt and they work fine.
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    If all you're wanting to store is 50# any plastic bucket will do. I use those buckets that Kitty Litter comes in. For larger quantities, I use 30 and 55 gallon plastic barrels.

    Those 2 1/2 (?) gal and 5 gal buckets from HD work, too. I think they're around $2 or $3 with a lid.
  5. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    If you are going to use 5-gallon buckets I would find a drywall contractor or painter and see if he can give you some buckets these...A good sized contractor will have tons of them... better than paying for them, and they do the same thing.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    rubbermaid containers at any box store for under $5.00 with lid