56WMK5 is a 5 gallon white polypropylene (PP) square pail with a plastic handle. This FDA grade plastic pail is lightweight and suitable for various storage needs including dry goods, food and bulk retail applications. Smooth walls offer ample space for labeling and are tapered to allow for nesting. This pail is space-efficient for shipping and storing. Bottom grips allow for easy pouring, and a plastic handle aids in transportation and handling.

Key benefits:
  • FDA Grade Polypropylene
  • Space efficient design
  • Tapered walls for nesting
  • Bottom grips for easy pouring
  • Plastic handle ideal for food applications
  • Proudly Made in the USA


Polypropylene PlasticPolypropylene (PP) is a tough plastic that has excellent chemical resistance. PP is translucent in its natural state but can have a glossy finish when produced with color. Some examples of common products made with PP are dairy and medication containers. Polypropylene is suitable for hot fill applications of up to 165°F and is therefore great for autoclaving. It is not recommended for cold or sub-freezing temperatures. The Cary Company has an assortment of polypropylene plastics available for purchase, such as plastic caps and jars, which have a higher tolerance for chemical products.


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.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions11.2" x 9.5" x 14.6"
Weight1.4 lbs.
Case Pack192 ea.
Pallet Pack192 ea.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Note:*Pail covers sold separately.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Can this square 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 products and food ingredients.
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Do you offer labeling services for this square plastic pail?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as screen printing, label printing and application services. Some square pails also offer in-mold labeling. 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.
Why should I choose a square pail over a round pail?
The square shape allows these containers to be stacked together more closely, which allows you to fit more pails into shipping cartons and on store shelves than comparably sized round pails.
Can I store gasoline in this square plastic pail?
We cannot confirm that this container can safely store diesel and gasoline for extended periods. We do offer Type I and Type II metal and poly safety cans that are specifically designed to store flammable liquids (like gasoline). These cans provide the proper ventilation for flammables and are made to withstand the corrosive effects of these liquids. Please note our disclaimer, which states that "[w]e 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."
How large is the hinge side of the lid versus non hinge side of the lid?
Thank you for your inquiry. The non-hinge lip on the opening's edge is approximately 5/8" from the end of the lid. On the opposite side, the pail hinge measures about 1-1/2" from the end of the lid. The lid itself is about 11-3/4" L. The portion of the lid that lifts from the hinge is approximately 10-1/4" long. You can also request a sample of this lid here to help you determine if this lid will fit your application. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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.
Is this bucket BPA free?
Thank you for your question. This bucket is BPA free. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
How do you install the lid?
Thank you for your inquiry. These lids snap onto the pail. You may use a rubber mallet to secure if you'd like, but it’s not required. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
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