At 04:30 AM 14/09/2006, you wrote: >Another source of 5 gal. buckets is the sub sandwich shops that serve a >pickle with your meal. I was getting three a week from one local >Blimpie's shop. Howdy All, Can't remember whether this has been mentioned or not, but specialist cake shops get their icings etc in buckets. That is where I source buckets if I am wanting them. They tend to now charge a couple of $ each whereas they used to not charge for them. More people are asking for them now I guess and they realised they can recoup some money that way! <grin> Sorry if this avenue has already been suggested. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!