Specifications
This blue 55 gallon reconditioned plastic tight head drum is an environmentally-conscious alternative to purchasing a new drum. Its UN rated (UN1H1/Y1.8/100) HDPE construction makes it an excellent choice for a variety of industries. Use this 55 gallon drum outdoors as a rain barrel, floating barrel or buoy or as a large storage container for chemicals, oils, and more! Reconditioned drums are washed and reused, preventing the need for new plastic production.

Key benefits:
  • UN Rated
  • Durable with extra thick walls
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Reconditioned drums are an environmentally-conscious alternative to new drums
  • Bright blue color
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Material:

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.

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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity55 gal.
ColorBlue
MaterialHDPE
Dimensions24" L x 24" W x 35" H
Weight23 lbs.
Pallet Pack8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Pallet Weight184 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ConditionReconditioned
ClosureTight Head (Closed)
Fittings2" Buttress & 2" Buttress
GasketGasket
UN Rating LiquidUN1H1/Y1.8/100
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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