56BT3Y is a plastic high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 30-gallon yellow plastic open head taper sided drum with a white lid and plastic lever-lock band closure. This HDPE constructed drum has UV inhibitors and is both weather and chemical resistant, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It is ideal for use in industrial applications such as spill containment, bio-waste disposal, shipping and storage of hazardous materials, and more. It is not suitable for the storage of liquids. This drum has UN ratings of UN1H2/X100/S and UN1H2/Y180/S.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for industrial storage and transportation purposes
  • HDPE construction with UV inhibitors
  • Open head containers have a removable cover creating convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • Plastic lever lock ring closure
  • UN Rated
  • 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.

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Capacity30 gal.
UV InhibitorsYes
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions21.125" Dia. x 28.5" H
Weight16 Ibs.
Case Pack1 ea.
Pallet Pack40 ea.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating SolidUN1H2/X100/S, UN1H2/Y180/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.
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