Rubbermaid bins can be used for storing seasonal items as well as for back porch gardening. If using Rubbermaid bins for gardening, users should select BPA free containers.
Rubbermaid totes are often used to store items such as seasonal decorations and out of season clothing. Rubbermaid makes specialized boxes with dividers designed to store delicate Christmas ornaments safely. The Roughneck line of heavy-duty bins is well suited for camping and storing gardening tools.
Gardeners with limited space can also use Rubbermaid bins as planters for a variety of vegetables. A good safety precaution for gardening with Rubbermaid bins is to choose containers marked “Food-Safe” or BPA free. These containers are free of potentially harmful chemicals that could contaminate food, according to SFGate.com.