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Mr. Clean

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Collapsible Produce Containers
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:16:02 PM »
Anyone have a good source for collapsible produce containers?

I am looking for a few collapsible produce containers, like these:
https://youtu.be/sxFFb4Ao66Q

Are they uniform sized (made to fit across different manufactures)?  #6423 

http://www.rehrigpacific.com/products/supply-chain/crates-and-containers/agricultural-crates-and-rpcs/rpcs-collapsible-crates/rpc-6423x

Some of the places have a minimum order of $1,000, which is impractical for me.

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Re: Collapsible Produce Containers
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 06:27:31 PM »
Could you use the collapsable crates from Costco? They are taller than produce containers so bottom fruits could be crushed if they're fragile.

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Re: Collapsible Produce Containers
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 06:49:27 PM »
In LA around the main produce market you can get used RPCs like that for a buck and change a piece at the box and crate companies. You can also find dozens of the flimsy black plastic crates for free sitting around the dumpsters at produce companies.

Call the smaller used box and crate companies around the wholesale produce hub in Miami if you need a lot.

But if you need literally just a "few". Every Kroger owned store, Safeway and Walmart has these laying around. They are supposed to be sent back to be cleaned and reused but if you are nice to the person in the produce section they might just bring out a few to you.

 

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