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What's the best way to store a little bulk salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by dieselboy01, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    I have a little bulk salt I don't think Ill burn up this year. I have been keeping it in 40 gal garbage cans through the winter and filling 5 gal buckets from the cans. I was thinking if I put 55 gal drum liners in the 40 gal garbage cans, fill them full of salt, twist tie the bags shut and put the lids on the cans the salt should stay dry for next winter. In the bags the salt wont attracted any more moisture. What do you guys think? Will this stop my salt from turning into a big salt lick over summer?
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    where are these containers going to be? inside, outside covered, outside in weather?
  3. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    Inside a garage or enclosed shed, nothing climate controlled. The bags will be tied shut and the lids will be on the cans.
  4. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,949

    Salt lick. I have never had any luck storing salt in plastic containers over the summer.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  5. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    That's what I'm afraid of.:rolleyes:
  6. mtstclair

    mtstclair Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 53

    Sand bag them put them in dry place ive never had a problem but I use clearlane. Had some in storage for 2 years
  7. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    What do you mean by "sand bag" them?
  8. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Put them in sand bags...
  9. Mike NY

    Mike NY Senior Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 102

    Donate it to the town or a larger local contractor, hope they remember if you ever need a favor.
    You're only talking about $20 worth of bulk I'm assuming.
  10. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    True, its not much money in salt, but I don't buy it by the ton, I have no place to store that much. I buy it from my friend who gets it buy the ton. I was just hoping to keep the little bit I have.