10 Ways to Reuse Your 5-Gallon Tree Bucket

Mon, September 15, 2014 12:41 PM | Anonymous

Ever wondered what you can do with the 5-gallon bucket that your trees come in besides throwing it away recycling it?  Continuing on VPA’s challenge to produce no waste, we have come up with 10 different ways you can reuse the bucket: 

1.     Use it as a container to carry your recyclables to the trash 

2.     Use it to store extra cords or Christmas lights

3.     Decorate it and plant herbs or flowers in it

4.     Use it as a small container garden

5.     Use it to store mulch or extra compost

6.     Store extra tools or random stuff in the garage

7.     Place them over plants to protect from frost

8.     Around Halloween time, make a Jack-O-Lantern out of it 

9.     Store all that random stuff in your trunk in one place

10.  You can always drop it off at the VPA office where we will re-use them!

Hopefully we have provided some practical and creative alternatives to just recycling the 5-gallon bucket.  Let us know what you do with yours (pictures please!)

Resources:

http://fivegallonideas.com/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/reuse-fivegallon-buckets-79498.html

http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Recycled_5_Gallon_Plastic_Buckets

Check-out all the creative ideas on pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/ecocathy/reuse-recycle-buckets/

http://www.pinterest.com/muskegmike/five-gallon-bucket/

For hard core 5-gallon reusers:

http://sustainablog.org/2014/02/5-gallon-bucket-gardening-reuse/ 

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