Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between CT & lug?

These are the two primary types of containers and closures currently used in food packaging. Continuous-thread (CT) is the Mason-style closure mechanism where the jar and lid are both threaded in one continuous bead around the entire circumference of the opening; also referred to as "screw-on". Lug is the closure system where the container has multiple threads and the lid has an equal number of lugs or tabs that grip the corresponding threads; also known as "twist-off" closures.

What does "CT" stand for (does NOT stand for count)?

The term "CT" on our site stands for continuous thread (the industry standard abbreviation) NOT count.

How do I know which lids will fit the container I selected?

After adding the container to your shopping cart, the website will scroll down and display the available lids and accessories for that given container.

How do I know what size lid I need for jars I already have?

Please refer to our blog post on measuring containers and closures.

What is the best jar/lid combination for my product?

You have most of the answers to this question. What will you be putting in the jar? Will you hot-fill, water bath, or pressure can your product? We recommend that you start by talking to your local agriculture extension office or a certified process authority.

If you're water bathing your product in a home canning environment, the only approved closure would be a two piece lid. You can test a hi-heat continuous-thread closure because there is less likelihood of over-tightening a continuous-thread (CT), and hi-heat lids can withstand the higher heat of a boiling water bath (212 degrees F). Standard one-piece CT lids are manufactured for hot-fill temperatures (around 180 degrees F). Lug/twist-off closures are manufactured primarily for compatibility with commercial machine capping equipment, but many of our customers twist them on by hand.

After you determine what type of jar and lid combination will work best for your processing method, it's simply a matter of preference for appearance and price.

Can I pickup at your warehouse?

Please do! We love to meet our customers. And we want to offer every opportunity to cut costs, carbon emissions, and packaging waste associated with shipping. We do ask that you place your order 24 hours prior to pick-up to allow sufficient time to process and pick your order. Just select “Customer Pick up”; then select your anticipated date and time of arrival.

To ensure that we are being efficient with order processing, any same day pickup request could be subject to a convenience fee of up to $5.00. To avoid this fee, please ensure that your order is placed the day before so we can have everything ready to go when you get here.

How do I get my shipping cost and estimated arrival date if I don't have an account with Fillmore Container?

After all items have been added to your shopping cart you will want to click on the cart icon at the top right of your screen and go to view/edit cart. From there you can enter shipping address details to view available shipping options and ETA's. If you want to change the shipping details you can do so but will need to click on "update shopping cart" to update the shipping options and ETA's.

How do I repeat a previous order?

You will need to log into your account with us. Once logged in, you will be directed to your account dashboard. From there you can select a recent order to repeat or go to "my orders" and select an order from there.

What is the difference between "Edit Favorites" and the "Quick Favorites Ordering"?

Any item on our site can be added to your favorites list by clicking on the heart icon for that item. Once added, it will show up under the "Edit Favorites" section. From there you can save a nickname as well as update the quantity you frequently purchase. Items added to this list will automatically be shown in the optimal shipping quantity for UPS Package and can be overridden.

Once you have your favorites all edited, you can start to take advantage of your "Quick Favorites Ordering" page. This page will display a listing of your favorites so that you can quickly order and proceed to checkout.

Does your company offer samples of your products?

Yes, we offer free samples of most of our jars and lids with the understanding that the customer will pay for the shipping costs. Fragrance oil samples are available at $2.50 per ounce. Please call 717-397-4131 or email csr@fillmorecontainer.com for details on how to complete this.

What is your return policy?

We will gladly accept items returned in like new condition, odor-free and in original packaging within 30 days of purchase less a 15% restocking fee. Exchanges are not subject to re-stocking fee. Customer is responsible for all shipping charges.