This white pail is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and offers a 2.9-gallon capacity. With durable 65 mil construction, this pail is FDA Compliant for food products. This pail is also ideal for chemicals, hardware supplies, cleaners and more.

Key benefits:

  • 2.9 gallon capacity
  • FDA Compliant materials
  • 65 mil wall thickness
  • Compatible with P8 Series lids

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.


High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact and chemical resistance, is naturally translucent and flexible. It is typically used for personal care products such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Maximum fill temperature is generally around 171°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.


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. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We 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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity2.9 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions11-7/16" Dia. x 9-3/16" H; 11-1/32" Dia. opening; 9-7/8" Dia. bottom
Weight0.99 lbs.
Case Pack144 ea.
Case Dimensions48" L x 36" W x 32" H
Case Weight142.56 lbs.
Pallet Pack432 ea. (3 Cases
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 36" W x 96" H
Pallet Weight427.68 lbs.
Country of ManufactureCanada
SeriesP8 Series
ClosureNo Cover
Min. Wall Thickness65mil
Note:*Compatible with P8 Series Lids Only.
*Pail covers are not included and are sold separately.
Q & A
Customer Questions
What does the Pail Series mean?
Our pails and lids are classified as part of a designated Series, which makes pairing this pail with a compatible lid easier. Simply match the size (e.g., 5 gallon) and series (P5 Series) of the pail and lid to find a proper fit.
Can this round 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 and food ingredients.
Do you offer labeling services for this round plastic pail?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as screen printing, label printing and application services. 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.
Can I use a pail heater for this round plastic pail?
Yes, you can use a pail heater with this pail. However, be sure the heater can be used on a plastic pail and find out what temperature the pail can withstand before applying the heater.
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.
What is the UN rating?
Thank you for your inquiry. This pail is not UN Rated. Filter on the side bar for UN Rated to find the ones that may work for you. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
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