This 60 gallon blue plastic open head drum is made of 100% FDA-approved polyethylene. This drum features a black lid with lever lock ring closure for easy access to drum contents. Drums are a versatile container that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial and more. The lever lock ring holds the cover on to the container with a latch (or toggle) that is pulled from one side to the other and applies torque to the two ring ends in a similar fashion to the bolt ring

Key benefits:

  • Made of FDA Compliant 100% virgin polyethylene for storage of food items
  • Open head drums feature a removable cover for convenient access to drum contents
  • Perfect for water storage and collection
  • Ample sidewall labeling area for marking, labeling or branding
  • Commonly used to ship personal effects
  • Proudly 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.


Polyethylene (PE) is the most commonly produced and used plastic polymer in the world. PE has good chemical resistance and is typically translucent and waxy in nature. We have various products made of polyethylene, from buttress screw caps with Flexspout to spill decks. PE bottles have a maximum hot fill temperature of 120°F.


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.

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Capacity60 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions23.2" Dia. x 34.7" H
Weight17.5 lbs.
Pallet Pack8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 78" H
Pallet Weight140 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
GasketNo Gasket
Note:Drum shipments can include US Blue, Euro Blue or a combination of these shades. Stock may vary, depending on the current supply available.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Can these barrels be utilized for cargo shipping to other countries?
Thank you for your question. Yes, this plastic drum can be used to ship cargo to other countries. However, it is not UN rated, so it cannot hold UN regulated materials. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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.
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.
Are these drums stackable?
Thank you for your inquiry. These drums can be stacked one plus one more on top. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
How thick are the blue plastic sides of the drum ?
Thank you for your inquiry. This drum's sides are 2.2mm thick. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
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