Staying on the Maine/Vermont note, I believe most new trash cans are crimped and siliconed as are stock tanks used for cattle, and also (the Vermont note) I learned from sugarin' that lead can leach when water sits in it for any amount of time, or is brand new, or boiled. Usually the "cold" side of things, lead count isnt detectable. If you get an old 30 gal. (same size as a trashcan) red plastic pickle/olive/pepper barrel, it should be food grade. There is usually a horrible vinegary smell which a lb. of baking soda and filling it full of water, let it sit for a couple weeks, should get rid of.
Local maple producers should be able to help you out with food grade stuff and cleaning. They use a lot of stainless 30 gal Dr pepper soda canisters to package bulk in too (along w/ plastic, enamel lined)...maybe get one for cheap or trade for honey,etc.
Ok now on the Maine note...if you still lived here, you could borrow MY extractor !! :P :P :P
Good luck, and dont take my advice for anything its worth....ask other people!! LOL, good luck, may your bees boil over