This UN Rated 6.5 gallon 24.6 (liter) white square plastic pail comes with a plastic handle. This lightweight, FDA grade pail, made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, is suitable for a range of packaging needs including dry goods, food and bulk retail applications. Smooth walls provide ample labeling space and are tapered to allow for easy nesting. Square design maximizes space for shipping and storing. Lid (sold separately) features a tamper-evident, double ring pull tab for easy opening and a senior-friendly, child-resistant Life Latch mechanism that secures container contents after initial opening. Latch releases by applying slight pressure and sliding. Pail is UN Certified for Solids Groups II and III.

Key benefits:

  • Made of FDA grade high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic
  • 90 mil wall thickness
  • Smooth walls provide generous labeling space
  • 6.5 gallon capacity
  • Dimensions: 11.05" L x 9.11" W x 20.39" H (with lid)
  • UN Rated UN3H2/Y25/S
  • Tamper-evident, double-ring pull tab
  • Lid's senior-friendly, child-resistant slide/snap latch container secures contents after initial opening
  • Lid latch opens and closes by applying slight pressure and sliding
  • Made in the USA

Plastic Containers That Can Hold Food!

Plastic continues to be a top choice across the food industry, from containers being used in restaurants to jars and bottles being popular for small businesses. It is important to make sure the right plastics are being used to hold food products in accordance with the FDA. Our product specialists are available to help explain what the differences are between FDA Approved, Compliant and Food Grade.

Pails vs. Buckets
Need assistance with deciding the best pail or bucket for your applications? Our wide range of buckets and pails allow you to choose the right style for your needs. With countless uses, these containers are great due to their versatility. Discover the Differences of Pails and Buckets and the factors to decide when determining the best packaging for your products.


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.


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

More Information
Capacity6.5 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions11.05" L x 9.11" W (top inside); 10.5" L x 8.76" W (bottom outside) x 20.15" H (without lid)
Weight3.47 lbs.
Pallet Pack80 ea.
Pallet Dimensions51" L x 43" W x 54" H
Pallet Weight277.6 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureNo Cover
UN Rating SolidUN3H2/Y25/S
Note:*Pail covers are not included and are sold separately.
**Pallet orders are shipped bulk packed.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Can this square plastic pail be used for food products?
If the pail is FDA approved (listed under the Additional Information section of this product page), then it is safe to store and transport food products and food ingredients.
Are there lids available for this square plastic pail?
The lids that are compatible with this pail are listed under the Related Products heading on this product page.
Do you offer labeling services for this square plastic pail?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as screen printing, label printing and application services. Some square pails also offer in-mold labeling. You can request a quote from our design team by calling 630.629.6600 or emailing Sales@thecarycompany.com. For more information regarding the services we offer, please go to our Design Services page.
Why should I choose a square pail over a round pail?
The square shape allows these containers to be stacked together more closely, which allows you to fit more pails into shipping cartons and on store shelves than comparably sized round pails.
Can I store gasoline in this square plastic pail?
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."
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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