Milk Crate?

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Milk Crate?

#1 Post by BountyHunter » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:29 pm

Okay, even whilst typing this I am feeling like it is the dumbest question I have ever asked...

Where do I get my hands on a milk crate or two to put together a carrier for the back of my kayak...?

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Re: Milk Crate?

#2 Post by beachrod » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:51 pm

They are everywhere.Look around shopping centre car parks near loading zones.
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Re: Milk Crate?

#3 Post by Steve R » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:03 pm

I suspect some people steal them.
You can buy them:
http://www.mrchophospitality.com.au/ven ... rate-black

Mine was found covered in mud on the edge of Berowra Creek.
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Re: Milk Crate?

#4 Post by Bsurfin » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:14 pm

Try around the back of your local shops. Behind the back of the bakers or general store.

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Re: Milk Crate?

#5 Post by Dodge » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:27 pm

BountyHunter wrote:
Where do I get my hands on a milk crate or two to put together a carrier for the back of my kayak...?
Nocturnal crate collecting is one of the best parts of the sport mate.

Feel sure crates would rather go fishing with you than continue working.
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#6 Post by BountyHunter » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:38 pm

I kind of suspected it might be the case of scavenging them but would prefer to buy them. Seems they are generally only available from wholesalers and looks like there are minimum order sizes...a lot of effort for a plastic box with holes in it!

Will keep digging around but might be doing a scavenge run of an evening... ;)

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#7 Post by mudcrab » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:23 am

Piles in shopping centre docks or back areas of cafe's, or restaurants places like that many colors to choose from aswell. When I see a big pile of milk crate I am like a kid in a candy shop :lol:
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Re: Milk Crate?

#8 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:58 am

Dodge wrote:
BountyHunter wrote:
Where do I get my hands on a milk crate or two to put together a carrier for the back of my kayak...?
Nocturnal crate collecting is one of the best parts of the sport mate.

Feel sure crates would rather go fishing with you than continue working.
I checked my fisheries guide for the bag limit and legal catch sizes when night fishing for milk crates !!!!! :egrin:

Seems there isn't any :wink: :lol:
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Re: Milk Crate?

#9 Post by Steve R » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:46 am

BountyHunter wrote:I kind of suspected it might be the case of scavenging them but would prefer to buy them. Seems they are generally only available from wholesalers and looks like there are minimum order sizes...a lot of effort for a plastic box with holes in it!

Will keep digging around but might be doing a scavenge run of an evening... ;)
If you don't wish to go to the dark side, there are sellers who sell them individually. Search for ventilated stacking container you will find some. However, Reverse Garbage at Marrickville has them (and a lot of other useful stuff). Browse their electronic magazine to verify or contact them via email.

http://reversegarbage.org.au/

EDIT Magazine link http://issuu.com/reversegarbagesydney/d ... ue_2013_a4
See 2nd last page
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#10 Post by BountyHunter » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:51 am

Steve, thanks mate, interesting place...think I could probably load up with a heap of junk at that place! :wink:

The missus will be dreading it!

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#11 Post by Steve R » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:08 am

BountyHunter wrote:
The missus will be dreading it!
Take her along. My missus loved the place.
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Re: Milk Crate?

#12 Post by ua5qb » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:37 pm

BountyHunter wrote:Steve, thanks mate, interesting place...think I could probably load up with a heap of junk at that place! :wink:

The missus will be dreading it!
Try your local recycling centre.

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Re: Milk Crate?

#13 Post by Cobjay » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:35 pm

I went down to my local 7-11 and asked the guy working if he had any spare. He was more than happy to give me two for free. Just go to a few servos and I'm sure one will help you out. Might be better to go later at night when theres less customers too.
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Re: Milk Crate?

#14 Post by Yaktastic » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:57 pm

+2 for resource recovery type centres at tips etc. While I was home brewing I picked up a head for $5 a pop.

Good luck on your search how ever you decide to pick one up :wink:
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Re: Milk Crate?

#15 Post by BountyHunter » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:37 pm

Thanks for all the ideas guys - I'll start the hunt... :wink:

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