Specifications
This reconditioned 55 gallon steel drum with a rust inhibitor is ideal for containing waste or solid products. The carbon steel drum is medium green and open headed, compatible with many of The Cary Company’s trash and recycling can lids for an attractive, heavy-duty disposal receptacle. The green drum works well for indoor locations where a large, highly-visible waste receptacle is a necessity such as schools and institutions as well as outdoor recreational areas such as parks and gas stations. The rolling hoops add durability to the barrel allowing for extra strength to keep pests out and withstand a wide range of weather conditions. Customize this 55 gallon drum with a plastic trash or recycling lid offered in a variety of colors to create the ideal personal or commercial waste receptacle. Cover is not included. As this drum is refurbished, food and water applications are not recommended.

Key benefits:
  • Compatible with a wide selection of trash and recycling plastic lids
  • Highly visible green color
  • Rolling hoops add durability
  • Open head provides easy access to contents of drum
  • Tall walls keep pests out
  • Heavy enough to not tip over easily
  • Drum is not UN Rated
  • This reconditioned drum is supplied from a RIPA Member (Reusable Industrial Packaging Association). RIPA members must meet requirements for the proper handling of drums that come in and out, maintain an environmental insurance policy, and have a Responsible Container Management Policy.
  • The rust inhibitor prevents the drum from rusting prior to being filled and is not intended to act as a lining
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Material:

Carbon steel (CS) is metal alloy that is made of iron and carbon. It is known as a cost-effective alloying material. There are four types of carbon steel that vary in strength level: low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, high carbon steel, and very high carbon steel. Engine parts, car body panels, and select knives are made of carbon steel. The Cary Company also has carbon steel IBC tanks, filter vessels, and drums that work well with many liquids.

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.

Additional Information

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Capacity 55 gal.
Color Green
Material Carbon Steel
Dimensions 22.5” Dia. x 34.4375” H (inside) / 24” Dia. x 34.625” H (outside) *Dimensions may vary.
Weight 29 lbs.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Shipping This drum falls into the "Large Package Surcharge" for parcel shipping. Actual shipments via LTL Freight may be cheaper by purchasing two at a time.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition Reconditioned
Closure No Cover
Lining Rust Inhibitor
Fittings None
Note: **Reconditioned drums have minor imperfections including scratches, small dents, etc. To learn more about our reconditioning process, please view video below.
» 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
Can I burn tree branches in this drum? Which one would be the best? I have a lot of trees that I trim every year.
Thank you for your question. Although burning tree branches is not this drum's intended use, it could be used for this purpose. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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.
What is an open head steel drum?
Open head drums have a fully removable cover that is secured with either a bolt ring or lever lock ring closure. Open head drums are also available without a cover.
What are open head steel drums used for?
Though they can be used for liquids, open head drums are commonly used for solid and dry materials. They are also a good option for thicker liquids such as oils, syrups and glues. Open head drums are also a good option when the drum’s contents have to be accessed repeatedly. Some of our open head steel drum lids have fittings that allow controlled flow of liquids in those applications.
What sizes of open head steel drums do you carry?
Our most common size is a 55-gallon capacity. However, we also offer 5-, 10-, 16-, 20- and 30-gallon capacity drums.
Are open head steel drums food grade?
Most of our new lined steel drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage. Unlined and reconditioned drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
Are open head drums strong?
This open head drum is made of carbon steel making it a strong and durable container for storing and transporting a variety of contents. These drums can often be reused. We also offer UN-rated drums that can safely store certain hazardous materials.
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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