The Sobeys here in town has their muffin mixes delivered in these 5 gallon buckets with lids. Perfect for sap buckets if you ask me! I called them the other day, and the nice lady in the bakery department told me I could come by and pick up the goopy, muffin batter covered buckets for free. Awesome. I'm glad I brought along a garbage bag to protect the car!! They were slimy and disgusting, but with a good scrub down they're just perfect!
Of course, now the weather has finally decided to behave like an early February should and the temperature is too cold for the sap to be running. Oh well, I'm prepared for when it does.