This 30 gallon blue plastic open head drum features a plain cover with a metal lever lock and a durable, chemical resistant high density polyethylene (HDPE) construction. This drum is ideal for storing, handling and transporting hazardous materials, spill containment and as an original shipping container. These drums are tapered, making them nestable for convenient shipping and storage. Two grips are molded into the bottom of the drum for easier handling. The lid features a lever lock closure that opens and closes easily for access to drum contents. This drum is UN rated UN1H2/Y180/S and UN1H2/Z180/S.

Key benefits:

  • Nestable for easy storage and shipping
  • Drum bottom features molded in grips for easier handling
  • HDPE has good durability and chemical resistance
  • UN1H2/Y180/S and UN1H2/Z180/S rated for solids
  • Proudly Made in the USA


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
Capacity30 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions21.3" Dia. x 30.1" H
Weight15.9 lbs.
Pallet Pack32 ea.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating SolidUN1H2/Y180/S, UN1H2/Z180/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
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.
Does this drum meet FDA requirements?
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this drum is FDA complaint. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
Did you find what you were looking for?

You May Also Like