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Mustang

What ways to recycle ... empty coffee tins

I've got large numbers of empty 250g Illy coffee tins, and I am looking for ways to reuse them. I had used them to hold screws, nails etc, but as they are not see-through, they were not great.

The tins are about 5" wide, 8" tall and have screw-on lids.
sean

They're excellent for storing ground coffee.
Nell Merionwen

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~alan/family/N-Money.html#1914
Mustang

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~alan/family/N-Money.html#1914


scratch I can't quite figure out what the 1914 - 1980 Average Minimum Wages paid to Ordinary Agricultural Labourers for Basic Hours has to do with reusing ideas for empty coffee tins.
Jamanda

I suspect it was meant to go on to Hairyloon's Old money thread.
sean

You could keep everything you earned in one.
Mustang

They're excellent for storing ground coffee.


I'm afraid I grind my coffee seconds before I make a cup, so no need to store pre-ground coffee. And neither do I need them all to store coffee beans ... I have far too many empty tins for that.
Mustang

You could keep everything you earned in one.

I do use one for any spare foreign money I happen to collect on my travels. But I only need 1 tin for that.
Jo S

eBay? Tavascarow

They make excellent wood burning camping stoves. alice

.....and stilts
http://www.instructables.com/id/Tin-Can-Stilts/
dpack

feeders .filters ,pipes ,roof shingles ,washers ,etc etc etc

tinned sheet steel is very useful for many make do mends
otatop

All sorts of gardening stuff in the shed:
wine corks to put on the tops of canes to prevent accidental blinding
Bits of that green plastic covered twisty wire for re-use
String
Hanging basket hooks
baldybloke

You could always use them as a base for a herb spiral. Shan

Switch to bags of beans and store the beans in the tins.
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