Specifications
This 55 gallon reconditioned plastic tight head drum incorporates 2" NPT and 2" buttress fittings. UN rated UN1H1/Y1.8/100, this drum is made of durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) great for high impact and chemical resistance. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. Can be used as a rain barrel, floating barrel or buoy, or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more. Please note that reconditioned plastic drums are not FDA approved for food packaging or any consumable goods.

Key Benefits:

  • UN Rating of UN1H1/Y1.8/100
  • 2" NPT and 2" buttress fittings
  • Reconditioned
  • Suitable for outdoor use

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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Capacity 55 gal.
Color Black
Dimensions Dimensions may vary.
Weight 23 lbs.
Case Dimensions 25" L x 25" W x 36" H
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Pallet Weight 184 lbs.
Condition Reconditioned
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Fittings 2" NPS & 2" Buttress
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y1.8/100
Note: ** View our entire 55 Gallon Drum selection.
*For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
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.
Are tight head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new tight head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are tight head plastic drums typically used for?
Tight head plastic drum applications include storing and transporting chemicals, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste, dyes, pigment, soaps, detergents, and many more commercial uses. Many of the tight head drums available from The Cary Company are UN rated for the safe storage, handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
How do I open this tight head drum?
For a tight head plastic drum, the cover cannot be removed. To get to the contents from inside, remove the drum fittings also known as plugs or bungs.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this tight head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What are reconditioned drums used for?
Because reconditioned drums are not FDA-approved for food and pharmaceutical storage, these type of drums are excellent for storing chemicals, hazardous materials and containing waste or solid products.
Can I store gasoline in this plastic reconditioned drum?
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."
What condition do reconditioned drums come in?
Reconditioned drums are previously used drums that go through a certified cleaning and reconditioning process.
What material was originally in my reconditioned plastic drum?
We have no way of tracing what material the drum contained prior to reconditioning.
Can I store food or food products in a plastic reconditioned drum?
No, reconditioned plastic drums are not safe for food, potable water or any consumable goods.
What are plastic reconditioned drums typically used for?
Reconditioned drums can be used to store many materials including chemicals, oils and more. These vessels also make excellent rain barrels, composting drums, buoys, or they can be cut to create planters and more.
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