56WMK1 is a 1 gallon white polypropylene (PP) square plastic pail with a plastic handle. This lightweight pail is FDA grade and suitable for various storage needs including dry goods, food and bulk retail applications. Smooth walls offer ample space for labeling and are tapered to allow for nesting. Space-efficient for shipping and storing, this plastic pail is versatile and economic. Bottom grips allow for easy pouring, and a plastic handle aids in transportation and handling. Pail cover not included.

Key benefits:
  • FDA Grade Polypropylene
  • Space efficient design
  • Tapered walls for nesting
  • Bottom grips for easy pouring
  • Plastic handle ideal for food applications
  • Pail cover not included.
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Plastic Containers That Can Hold Food!

Plastic continues to be a top choice across the food industry, from containers being used in restaurants to jars and bottles being popular for small businesses. It is important to make sure the right plastics are being used to hold food products in accordance with the FDA. Our product specialists are available to help explain what the differences are between FDA Approved, Compliant and Food Grade.

Pails vs. Buckets
Need assistance with deciding the best pail or bucket for your applications? Our wide range of buckets and pails allow you to choose the right style for your needs. With countless uses, these containers are great due to their versatility. Discover the Differences of Pails and Buckets and the factors to decide when determining the best packaging for your products.


Polypropylene PlasticPolypropylene (PP) is a tough plastic that has excellent chemical resistance. PP is translucent in its natural state but can have a glossy finish when produced with color. Some examples of common products made with PP are dairy and medication containers. Polypropylene is suitable for hot fill applications of up to 205°F and is therefore great for autoclaving. It is not recommended for cold or sub-freezing temperatures. The Cary Company has an assortment of polypropylene plastics available for purchase, such as plastic caps and jars, which have a higher tolerance for chemical products. Discover if Polypropylene is appropriate for hot fill application by learning more about What Is Hot Fill Packaging and how it applies to Polypropylene containers.


This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity1 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Label Panel Dimensions5.25" W x 6.00" H (front/back panel)
Dimensions5.6" L x 7.3" W x 8.2" H
Weight0.29 lbs.
Pallet Pack1008 ea.
Pallet Dimensions51" L x 40" W x 52" H
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Note:*Pail covers sold separately.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Could you provide this pail's the height, length and width?
Thank you for your question. This pail's dimensions are:
Exterior Height: 8.2" (With Cover 8.3"),
Top Outside Diameter: 5.6" L x 7.3" W,
Bottom Outside Diameter: 4.6" L x 6.3" W.
You can also view these on the specification sheet here or by clicking on the Specification Sheet link under the Downloads heading at the bottom of the product page. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Can this square plastic pail be used for food products?
If the pail is FDA approved (listed under the Additional Information section of this product page), then it is safe to store and transport food products and food ingredients.
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Do you offer labeling services for this square plastic pail?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as screen printing, label printing and application services. Some square pails also offer in-mold labeling. You can request a quote from our design team by calling 630.629.6600 or emailing Sales@thecarycompany.com. For more information regarding the services we offer, please go to our Design Services page.
Why should I choose a square pail over a round pail?
The square shape allows these containers to be stacked together more closely, which allows you to fit more pails into shipping cartons and on store shelves than comparably sized round pails.
Can I store gasoline in this square plastic pail?
We cannot confirm that this container can safely store diesel and gasoline for extended periods. We do offer Type I and Type II metal and poly safety cans that are specifically designed to store flammable liquids (like gasoline). These cans provide the proper ventilation for flammables and are made to withstand the corrosive effects of these liquids. Please note our disclaimer, which states that "[w]e are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us."
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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