This is an FDA Compliant 5 gallon open head plastic pail made of strong high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. It is UN Rated UN1H2/Y1.5/20 for liquids. It is a great choice for a wide variety of products, including food products, flavorings, paints, inks, chemicals, lubricants, adhesives, agricultural products and more. The pail offers good impact and chemical resistance. There is a metal handle with a plastic grip for comfort when transporting pail contents.

Key Benefits:

  • 5 gallon capacity
  • HDPE construction offers good impact and chemical resistance
  • UN rated for liquids
  • 90 mil wall thickness
  • Compatible with P7 Series lids
  • Tapered design allows for easy nesting
  • 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 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. 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
Capacity5 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions12.43" Dia. (top) x 14.8" H (with pail lid); 10.36" Dia. (bottom)
Weight2.19 lbs.
Case Pack120 ea.
Case Dimensions40" L x 48" W x 48" H
Case Weight262.8 lbs.
Pallet Pack240 ea. (2 Cases)
Pallet Dimensions40" L x 48" W x 96" H
Pallet Weight525.6 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesP7 Series
ClosureNo Cover
UN Rating LiquidUN1H2/Y1.5/20
Note:Compatible with 57WBUR & 57WBUP
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.
How many cubic feet in a 5 gallon pail?
The simple conversion of measurement of 5 gallons is 0.803 cubic feet. However, this is for the nominal capacity of the pail. The actual (overflow) capacity of a pail can vary from model to model. To calculate the full volume in cubic feet, for cylinder pails, you need to multiply π (3.14) x the pail radius (in feet) x the pail height (in feet). To calculate the volume for square pails, multiply the pail's length x width x height (in feet).
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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