5 gallon mobil red HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) plastic round pail with metal wire handle is ideal for paint, coatings, chemicals, foods and other applications. Pails are slightly tapered so you can stack and separate easily. The metal handle and bottom plastic hand grips make handling and pouring easier. Can withstand temperatures up to 180° F. These pail include a child warning label printed on the outside. (**Compatible with P5 Series Pail Lids Only)

Key benefits:
  • 100% Prime Virgin FDA Compliant HDPE Plastic
  • Heavy duty 90 mil wall thickness - .090" +/- .005"
  • Metal handle with plastic grip for comfortable transport of heavy contents
  • Withstand temperatures up to 180° F
  • Includes child warning label printed in white
  • Food Grade
  • Proudly Made in the USA

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
Capacity5 gal.
ColorMobil Red
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions11-13/16” Dia. (top) x 10-7/16” Dia. (bottom) x 14" H
Nominal Tare Weight972.50 gm
Unit Pack120 ea. (Nested)
Pallet Pack240 ea. (Nested)
  • 120 per Unit, Nested
  • 240 per Pallet (2 Units) 97" Height, Nested
  • Lids are packed 80 per unit, 1,560 per pallet
  • 6,240 per 53' Truckload (Pails & Lids)
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesP5 Series
ClosureNo Cover
Min. Wall Thickness90 mil.
Note:For smaller quantities click here.
*Pail Lids sold separately. Options below. (**Compatible with P5 Series Pail Lids Only)
*For orders of 6 pallets (12 units) or more, please contact us for special pricing.
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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