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Whats up with green barrels?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mowerdude777, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I have just learned a bit about green barrels and think that they seem over priced, are they any good mostly they are used for leaf removal couldn't't I just use a trash can since they are a lot cheaper or am I better off with green barrels. Your input would be appreciated.
  2. G&G Maintenace

    G&G Maintenace LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    the green barrels have a larger opening that a normal trash can does, but i also use just normal trash cans..they are cheaper and easier to carry
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    the green barrels are somewhat flexible and take abuse better than a garbage can. We don't use ours too often any more. Now we use Bagsters. much better for our operation.
  4. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    Doesn't matter if its a green barrel or a commercial grade rubbermaid barrel, they are MUCH better made. I have a few rubbermaid barrels that are going to be 8 years old and still in good shape.My green barrels are 3 years old and are good as new. Buy the homeowner trash cans and they might last 2 years. You get what you pay for! I use mine for grass, leaves, anything!
  5. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    I remember when I was first starting. I used to see all the big guys with those green barrels.


    When I first bought one, I felt I was bigtime then.
  6. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    i heard you can buy them at home depot. is that true?
  7. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Yeah I herd of them here on lawnsite. I have never seen a company in my area with any
  8. nemow

    nemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    They hold more grass and have a wider stance.

    I saw a couple orange ones, anyone know where to find orange (green) barrels?
  9. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,604

    YES you can get them at home depot. I have got two of them and love them. Gone through the metal handles the first yesr, but now I have rope for them.Spring and fall cleanups are the only times I use these. They hold more than normal trash cans...
  10. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    damn, miss those barrels.... I can't find em' anywhere down here. I've seen one ONCE on the back of an LCO's trailer.... never have I come across one for sale... damn damn damn...
    Any Carolinians know where I can pick one up, let me know...

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