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Good idea alert: Owner sells used chemical barrels

April 9, 2013

EDWARDSVILLE, IL — Rain Tunnel Express Car Wash General Manager Sarah Frank came up with an idea to make a few extra bucks for the carwash by selling the used 30- and 55-gallon chemical drums to people who can then reuse them as rain barrels or storage containers, the Edwardsville Intelligencer reported.

The April 8 story said the barrels store water soluble, acid-free and non-corrosive carwash soap. Once they have been rinsed out, they're ready to be reused.

Recently, a cemetery owner bought a few barrels and painted them and now they're used as trash cans.

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The 30-gallon barrels are $5; and 55-gallon ones are $7.

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