This 3.5 gallon white plastic pail with plastic handle features a sturdy HDPE construction that provides good chemical and impact resistance. Plastic pails are extremely versatile and can be used to store and transport food, dairy, chemicals, and more. FDA approved for food contact. This plastic pail features a tapered design for nesting, making storing and shipping these pails a breeze.

Key benefits:

  • 90 mil. wall thickness
  • HDPE has good chemical and impact resistance
  • FDA approved for food industry use
  • Proudly Made in the USA


High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, is naturally translucent, flexible and 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 145°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
Capacity 3.5 gal.
Color White
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 11-7/8" Dia. (top) x 10-1/2" Dia. (bottom) x 10-1/4"
Weight 1.7 lbs.
Case Pack 120 ea.
Case Dimensions 48" L x 37" W x 38" H
Pallet Pack 240 ea. (2 Cases)
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 40" W x 81"H
Pallet Weight 408 lbs.
Country of Manufacture United States
Series P5 Series
Condition New
Closure No Cover
Note: *Pail covers 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.
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