Specifications
This 55 gallon reconditioned plastic open head drum has a UN rating of UN1H2/Y160/S and features a lever lock ring closure. Use this drum as a buoy or rain barrel. This container is excellent for storing or transporting chemicals, oils and more. Specifications, dimensions and cover may vary. Please note that reconditioned plastic drums are not FDA approved for food packaging or any consumable goods.

Key Benefits:

  • Smooth interior is easy to clean and reuse
  • Specifications may vary
  • 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 Blue
Material HDPE
Dimensions Dimensions vary.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48 L x 48" W x 74" H
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
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.
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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