Last week the hubs and I went to a mom and pop hardware store to look for pectin and canning lids. It's impossible to find these supplies here in Staten Island, the big box stores don't carry it. I saw a circular advertising some canning supplies as Doody Home Center, a family owned hardware / home center. I love giving business to local family businesses. When we got there, I bought canning lids, but they didn't sell pectin. (sigh) I guess I'll have to order it online. The trip was not a wasted one though, when we were walking to our car, I saw in the corner of my eye, that they had wooden pallets. I looked over to the hubs and said, I wonder if we could ask them if we could have these? He gave me this look like, "Oh no, not another one of your ideas!" I said 2 words, "compost bin". He just smiled and begrudgingly said "Um... Oh... okay". LOL! What he puts up with! So we did, we asked the guys at the loading dock, and they said, sure, take the ones by the dumpster. Score!! We piled 4 pallets into our car and brought them home. We decided to use them to make a compost bin for leaves and grass clippings.