Reusing Plastic Coffee Cans

Ground coffee can now be found in reusable plastic containers with a tight fitting lid and handle. They are perfect for storage and crafts. This is a guide about reusing plastic coffee cans.
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March 23, 2016 Flag
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I buy the large coffee jugs, the 33 oz. size. They are made so well, they have a handle on the side, with a good tight seal lid. I just can't see throwing them away. I give them to neighbors that I know, one being an older gentleman that uses them for his screws, nails and other little tools.

I have been cleaning out and organizing things and got out the jugs I was saving. So here are a few ideas I am using myself.

Source: My own organizing idea!

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August 10, 20161 found this helpful

I like to use the coffee cans to put paint in when I'm painting up high. You can grasp the little handle on the side to hold on to easily.

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

these are all great ideas, but I have a bunch of small Maxwell house international coffee cans. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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December 7, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about organizing with plastic coffee containers. If you purchase coffee in large plastic containers, be sure to reuse them for your clutter.

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Declutter with Coffee Cans

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December 7, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a plastic coffee can Easter basket. A coffee can makes a perfect last minute Easter Basket for children.

Last Minute Easter Egg Basket for Kids

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February 23, 2009 Flag
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As a former teacher I am very much aware of how many out-of-pocket expenses teachers have. One big request is tissues, especially this time of year.

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December 15, 2011 Flag
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Foldger's has lovely holiday templates on their website for you to decorate their red canisters! There are even instructions. I can think of many more ways to use that clip art, myself!

By Pam from Los Angeles, CA

Editor's Note: These labels are no longer available on the Folgers' website. Although there is no official version, there are some people who offer their own printable versions online if you do a google search.

Link: http://www.folgerscoffee.com/apps-tab/can-decorator

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November 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is 2016 so I guess they have done away with the templates because I couldn't find them on their website.

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January 26, 2009 Flag
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I use the large coffee containers as a trash can to collect lint from my dryer. It is large enough to collect a lot, and allows the lint to compress without breaking the container.

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May 7, 2007 Flag

Save one of the new kinds of large plastic coffee cans to make a quick counter top compost bin! Label clearly so everyone knows what it is.

Coffee Can Composting

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September 15, 2016 Flag
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I buy these all the time. Well, with the coffee in them, of course! I wash them out and fill them individually with sugar, flour, etc. I then label them on the handles and put them in my cabinets.

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December 12, 2008 Flag
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This is one from my hubby. He has me keeping all of the 2 pound plastic coffee containers with the handles on them for future use in his shop. He builds houses and remodels them as well.

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December 9, 2007 Flag
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If you buy coffee in the large plastic canisters, you can go online to the Folger's website, and print off holiday templates to glue over the existing labels. These frugal containers can be used for homemade cookies

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May 26, 2011 Flag
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When I empty my plastic coffee containers, I paint them with paint for plastic found at your craft store or any paint store. I use these containers to store rice, beans, or any dry food product.

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July 23, 2015 Flag
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My grandchildren and I are making birdhouses out of used Folger's 11.3 oz. plastic coffee cans. They are handpainted and really awesome looking. We are selling them and all proceeds go towards helping with health care and infrastructure in the country of Mali, Africa.

I didn't anticipate how dificult it would be to find these cans in large numbers. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

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July 14, 20160 found this helpful

I have seen cans of Folger's in teacher work rooms and lounges when I was subbing for a school district in Houston. That should provide many of them.... and when all else fails..... ask your neighbors.

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July 30, 20160 found this helpful

Start a go fundme account and show your product. Explain that all proceeds go to supplies to only our go on etsy for supplies our a Facebook page for freebies in your area and say "ISO......" (ISO = IN SEARCH OF) ;)

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March 12, 2012 Flag
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I have lots of the big red Folgers coffee containers and I decided to use them to make a toilet paper storage unit for the bathroom. I took 3 large containers, cut the bottom out of two of them and stacked them on top of each other.

Coffee Container Toilet Roll Holder, covered in decorative tissue paper

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January 29, 2008 Flag
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I have been using my empty plastic coffee containers for organizing my kitchen lately. I have one full of cookie cutters, one contains my decorating supplies, etc. The small ones are also wonderful for the kids' tiny toys, like plastic dinos or army men.

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November 2, 2004 Flag

The plastic Folger's coffee cans really made me MAD when they were first introduced. I have always been a HUGE fan of the metal cans. HOWEVER, these plastic cans are just WONDERFUL!

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August 21, 2008 Flag

The 34 oz. plastic coffee cans that come with the nice plastic lids are great to store the 1.75 qt. round ice cream containers in your freezer and prevent freezer burn or crystallization of the ice cream.

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November 15, 2011 Flag
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What are some good ideas for recycling the Folger's and Maxwell House plastic coffee cans/jugs? I use mine to keep compost in before taking out to the compost bin, but are there any other ideas?

By Kim

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April 7, 20130 found this helpful

Our golden retriever loves to play catch only the ball gets so "slobbery". My grand daughter taught him to drop the ball in the can! Then she doesn't have to touch the slobber and can easily throw the ball for him holding the handle. Works great!

I also use it to hold yarn balls for knitting. I cut a round hole in the top for the yarn to come through. It works perfectly. And, my big dog isn't tempted to chase the yarn!

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August 2, 20160 found this helpful

In the winter, I keep a large Folger can full of inexpensive cat litter, and keep it in my car. Cat litter is great to put under your wheels, if your stuck on ice.

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January 12, 2010 Flag
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Use new coffee filters to get rid of odors in enclosed containers. Like re-using plastic coffee cans or in stored Tupperware with lids on, equals no plastic odor!

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August 5, 2009 Flag
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I use the red and green coffee plastic containers in the following way...

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December 28, 2006 Flag
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Coffee Containers As Toys. We re-use those plastic coffee containers as frugal toys. They are fun for toddlers to stack and store things. My 15 month old loves to put things in them, and take them out, and put the lid on and off.

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December 19, 2009 Flag
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I hate throwing containers away, but what else can I do with all the blue plastic Maxwell House and red Folgers coffee containers, besides hiding craft supplies in them?

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