Specifications
This 55 gallon reconditioned plastic open head drum is UN rated UN1H2/Y160/S. This drum barrel can be used as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils and more. This 55 gallon drum comes in mixed colors and various cover options. Additionally, covers may or may not have fittings. Specifications and dimensions may vary. Reconditioned plastic drums are not safe for food packaging or any consumable goods. With all the proper components as a UN Rated product, the 56WR55 provides optimal performance and protection for your products.

Key benefits:
  • Handles well with existing drum handling equipment
  • Smooth interior is easy to clean and reuse
  • Color may vary
  • Covers may or may not have fittings
  • Reconditioned

Material:

High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, is naturally translucent, flexible and 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 145°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
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Mixed
Material HDPE
Dimensions Dimensions vary.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition Reconditioned
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating Solid UN1H2/Y160/S
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
Are the plastic open head barrels waterproof?
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, these plastic open head barrels are waterproof. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Are these drums for storing solid hazardous waste?
Thank you for your inquiry. Although this drum is UN rated, Part #56WR55 is not recommended for storing solid hazardous waste as will not pass OSHA inspection for this application. An alternate drum, 55 Gallon Yellow Plastic Drum, UN Rated, Cover w/Plastic Lever Lock, can be found here: Part #56BS5Y. Suited to store both hazardous and non-hazardous material, this drum is UN certified to HM-81, approved for use with Packing Groups I, II, and III, and features a UL94HB flammability rating. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Are these food grade storage drums?
Thank you for your question. This drum is reconditioned and not approved for food storage as it previously may have been used to store materials that are not food safe. Some alternative drums that are FDA-approved include 55 Gallon Black Plastic Drum, Taper Sided, UN Rated, Cover w/Metal Lever Lock, Part #56BL5K and 55 Gallon Black Plastic Drum, Taper Sided, UN Rated, Cover w/Plastic Lever Lock, Part #56BT5K. 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.
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.
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.
What condition do reconditioned drums come in?
Reconditioned drums are previously used drums that go through a certified cleaning and reconditioning process.
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Sheila M.   published 08/08/2022 following an order made on 08/02/2022

5/5

Great

Susan C.   published 02/25/2022 following an order made on 02/23/2022

5/5

what I expected

Mario H.   published 02/16/2022 following an order made on 02/14/2022

4/5

Good, I recommend it.

TRENT A.   published 06/09/2021 following an order made on 06/08/2021

5/5

exactly as described, great quality

Anonymous customer   published 09/15/2020 following an order made on 09/04/2020

5/5

EXCELLENT, I'VE USED THESE TYPES OF BARRELS FOR YEARS. IN THIS STATE WITH THE HUMIDITY SO HIGH, METAL BARRELS RUST FAST. THESE PLASTIC ONES ARE GREAT, YOU JUST HAVE TO PROTECT THE METAL LOCKING RINGS, DON'T LEAVE THEM IN THE SUN, ESPECIALLY THE LIDS, AS THEY CAN CRACK, OVER TIME, EXPOSED TO THE SUN. AND YOU HAVE TO SEAL THE BUNGS, AS THEY WILL LEAK WATER IF YOU DON'T PREPARE THEM.

Anonymous customer   published 04/09/2020 following an order made on 04/01/2020

5/5

clean and undamaged

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