Specifications
This 55 gallon black taper sided plastic drum has a green plastic lever lock closure with a ring. The drum and lid pairing is UN Rated (UN1H2/Y185/S). This lightweight but durable plastic drum is suited to store both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. It is ideal for handling and transporting hazardous materials, storing spill kits, spill containment, biowaste disposal, and shipping. This plastic drum is nestable for stacking and ease of shipping.

Key benefits:
  • Nestable for stacking and ease of shipping
  • Lightweight but durable
  • UN rated (UN1H2/Y185/S)
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Disclaimer:

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.

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Capacity55 gal.
ColorBlack
MaterialPlastic
Dimensions24" Dia. x 39" H
Weight25 lbs.
Pallet Pack25 ea. (25 Cases)
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 83" H
Pallet Weight625 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ConditionNew
ClosureCover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating SolidUN1H2/Y185/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
How tall is a 55 gallon drum?
The height of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 33" to 36-3/4" depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How wide is a 55 gallon drum?
The width of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 21" to 24-1/2" in diameter depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How much does a 55 gallon drum weigh?
The weight varies on the material, style and dimensions of a drum. The weight of a 55 gallon drum can range from 22 lbs. to 44 lbs. or more. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How are 55 gallon drums shipped?
The Cary Company ships LTL (Less Than Truckload) or Truckloads on 55 gallon or larger drums.
What 55 gallon drum quantities can ship UPS?
55 gallon drums cannot be shipped by UPS. Sizes less than 55 gallons in small quantities may be shipped by UPS.
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.
Can the 55 gallon drum be used for a rain barrel?

Thank you for your inquiry. This can be used as a rain barrel, but not for drinking water. It is not FDA complaint. We offer rain barrels that can be found, here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!

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