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About 55 Gallon Drums

Being eco-friendly is growing in popularity, and one way to reduce water usage is to install a rainwater catchment system. An economical way to collect and recycle rainwater is to use a 55-gallon drum connected to your home's guttering system. Rainwater can be stored and used in place of municipal water to water the garden, saving resources and money. To store water for use on food crops such as herbs and vegetables, select a 55-gallon food-grade drum to ensure no chemicals leach into your homegrown food. These large containers have uses well beyond water storage. Cut a 55-gallon plastic drum in half and add drainage holes to use as a large planter, suitable for growing anything from lettuce to tomatoes. If you are handy with tools, build a wooden frame and use a 55-gallon drum as a compost tumbler to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into valuable compost. Whether you want to store rainwater or create planters for food crops, there are a variety of storage containers available from the vast inventory on eBay.