... actually it's a whole set of cracks, the handle-holding spot broke, and so I spilled my gathered produce as I dodged the ladder set by my back gate...
The bucket is plastic, of course, and it's been out in the sun and weather for more than a few seasons. It originally held muffin batter, I think (the label is all worn off).
Anyway, the old bucket went into our plastic recycling -- and I picked up four much newer buckets of a similar size on the neighborhood boulevard. They have metal bails and originally held drywall compound -- much sturdier!
I also brought home three glass jars for hold dried foods, a former olive oil bottle whose dark green glass will perfectly hold a Christmas gift of fermented hot pepper sauce, a Windex spray bottle, a 2.5 gallon water jug (it has a spout that comes off) for emergency water storage, a gallon metal tin, and a shoebox sized filing box (with label holder).
I'm all for reuse over recycling!