Where to return the vp metal gas cans?

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9/12/2021 6:46 PM

Question is in the title, I have a few taking up space in the garage and was wondering do I just toss em in the dumpster or try to build a dog house out of them.. I dunno.

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"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

9/12/2021 7:03 PM

Same question?

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Oldmxer95

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9/12/2021 7:50 PM

Great timing actually. Same question here.

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9/12/2021 7:54 PM

OP, not sure how far you are from Huntington Beach, but there was a guy on here a few years back making stools out of them. Maybe he'll take them off your hands?

Check out the thread

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9/12/2021 8:01 PM

Generally any town dump will take em and throw em in their scrap metal bin happily

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9/13/2021 5:46 AM

I have 2 or 3 of the 55 gallon monsters from VP that are empty, they used to take them back but they dont now.

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9/13/2021 6:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2021 6:03 AM

The best use for a VP 5 gallon can: keep one to put used oil in. Most places that accept used oil for recycling have a 5 gallon limit, per visit. So I convince my buddies to do the same, and say “hey, take one of these cans for your old oil!” Ha…

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9/13/2021 8:25 AM

Moto Mofo wrote:

The best use for a VP 5 gallon can: keep one to put used oil in. Most places that accept used oil for recycling have a 5 ...more

Good idea! Damn...I have milk jugs sitting full of used oil next to empty T4 cans lol.

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9/13/2021 8:48 AM

I recycle them in the regular recycling. My local suspension guy told me to do that.

I will start cutting out the tops to make little shop trash or storage bins out of them though. No idea how much work it is to get the top cut out though!

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Tall Guy Moto Club

9/13/2021 8:57 AM

I buy mine from a distributor and they still wont take them back. Figure its gotta add up, the cost of manufacturing these pails. Never know if recycling would be even more expensive though.

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9/13/2021 11:52 AM

Fill them with water and leave them in the back of your truck... someone will eventually come along and steal them.

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9/13/2021 1:00 PM

SLAPAHO wrote:

Fill them with water and leave them in the back of your truck... someone will eventually come along and steal them.

Excellent!

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9/13/2021 1:02 PM

I use mine for waste oil, just dropped a full one off at the local Advance auto parts store….. They took the can also…so I bought more Rotella👍

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9/13/2021 1:19 PM

Skerby wrote:

I buy mine from a distributor and they still wont take them back. Figure its gotta add up, the cost of manufacturing these ...more

Transit, and I dont think theres an easy way to recycle the plastic tops / reuse the things.

They used to give you a deposit back when you returned the 55 gallon drums, becaues they would just spray them with a fresh coat of paint and re use, but its just a rubber seal under the thread in caps. Probably a PIA to replace those plastic spouts on a can thats already made.

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9/13/2021 1:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2021 1:53 PM

I use mine 2-3x to refill with Sunoco 110 leaded no corn for practice days. . Seals octane far better than any plastic garbage. gas can. Then I drive over them with truck and put in recycling bin.

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9/13/2021 6:44 PM

Check with your local landfill. I fill mine with oil and leave them on site, they recycle both.

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9/13/2021 6:49 PM

It’s where I hide my wife’s organic no additive no flavor Pinterest discovered dinners.

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9/13/2021 7:30 PM

I have 5 or so that I've been refilling with AvGas for about 10 years. Not a spec of rust. Yaaay Arizona !!!!

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Powerband in every gear !

9/13/2021 7:37 PM

Wish I had this problem, I’m still trying to find a place to buy some T4

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