57WP2W is a 2 gallon white high density polyethylene (HDPE) pail with a plastic handle. Made with 100% prime virgin HDPE, this open head pail is FDA Compliant and compatible with food applications. This commercial grade round pail is rigid and has good chemical and impact resistance. HDPE is suited for hot fill up to 130° F, freezing and steam sterilization. The walls are 65 mil thick and tapered to allow for nesting when empty. The plastic handle makes transportation efficient and comfortable and has no metal components. (**Compatible with P4 Series Pail Lids Only)

Key benefits:
  • 2.0 gallon nominal capacity, 2.2 gallon max capacity
  • 65 mil wall thickness
  • Made with FDA Compliant prime virgin HDPE
  • Plastic handle can pass through metal detectors
  • Lids available in multiple colors for organization and differentiation
  • Hand/mallet lid application is not recommended with P4 series 2 gallon pails

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.


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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity2 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions9-11/16 Dia. x 9-3/8 H
Weight0.814 lbs.
Case Pack10 ea.
Pallet Pack720 ea. (72 cases)
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesP4 Series
ClosureNo Cover
Min. Wall Thickness65 mil
Note:*Pail covers sold separately.
**Compatible with P4 Series Pail Lids Only.
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.
Could this bucket be used with a hazardous material? UN no: UN3082, Hazard Class 9, Packing Group III, ERG Code 9

Thank you for your inquiry. This pail in particular is not UN rated. View our selection of 2 gallon, UN rated pails, here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!

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