Plastic Drums Quick Guide

The Cary Company carries a large selection of plastic drums and barrels, including straight sided and taper sided (for nesting and stacking) styles. Plastic drums are available in open head (removable top) or tight head (sealed top with fittings) and come in a variety of colors including black, blue, brown, gray, green, natural, orange, purple, red, white and yellow.

Please note reconditioned drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.

 

 

A Complete Line of Plastic Drums and Barrels

Plastic Drums and Metal Barrels Plastic Salvage Drums

The Cary Company carries a variety of plastic drums and barrels to meet consumer needs. The drum sizes range from 4 gallons to 100 gallons and are available in tight head (closed head) and open head styles. Plastic drums are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Reconditioned drums are also available in most capacities. Styles include straight sided, taper sided, rain barrel and salvage/overpack drums. We also offer a full line of drum accessories, including liners and funnels.

Steel Drums and Fiber Drums are also available.

 

Open Head Plastic Drums

Open Head Plastic DrumsOpen Head Plastic Drums, Taper SidedOpen Head Plastic Drums, 14 gallon

Open Head Plastic Drums or Open Top Plastic Drums are offered in four standard colors: black, blue, natural, and white. Sizes include 55 gallon (208 liter), 30 gallon (114 liter), and 15 gallon (57 liter) and are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE).

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityColorClosureSolid
UN Rating
Approx. Dimensions
Height x Dia.
FittingsMaterial
56W54B 55 Gallon Blue Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y250/S 36.125" x 22.5" (24.9 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" HDPE
56W55B 55 Gallon Blue Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y250/S 34.125" x 22.5" (22.5 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" HDPE
56W56N 55 Gallon Natural Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Natural Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y250/S 34.125" x 22.5" (22.5 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" HDPE
56WR55 55 Gallon Reconditioned Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Reconditioned
*Mixed Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y130/S     HDPE
56WT55 55 Gallon Blue Taper Sided Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Taper Sided
Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y140/S 38.5" x 23.8"/19.7" (22.2 lbs.) None HDPE
56W30B 30 Gallon Blue Plastic Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y180/S 29.375" x 18.5" (15.5 lbs.) None HDPE
56WR30 55 Gallon Reconditioned Plastic Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Reconditioned
*Mixed Lever Lock Ring ---   None HDPE
56W31B 30 Gallon Blue Plastic Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/Y180/S 29.375" x 18.5" (15.5 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" HDPE
56WT31 30 Gallon Blue Taper Sided Plastic Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Taper Sided
Blue Lever Lock Ring UN1H2/X120/S
UN1H2/Y180/S
28.375" x 21.125"/16.625" (18 lbs.) None HDPE
56WT15 15 Gallon Blue Taper Sided Plastic Drum 15 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Taper Sided
Blue Lever Lock Ring 1H2/X65/S
UN1H2/Y180/S
27.8" x 14.9"/13" (8.7 lbs.) None HDPE
56WT14 14 Gallon Blue Taper Sided Plastic Drum 14 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Taper Sided
Blue Lever Lock Ring 1H2/X65/S
UN1H2/Y100/S
26.5" x 15"/12.75" (10 lbs.) None HDPE
*Mixed Colors: Blue, Black, White. Please contact us for current color availability. (360) 376-2400

Tight Head Plastic Drums (Closed Head)

Tight Head Plastic Drums (Closed Head)

Tight Head Plastic Drums are offered in four standard colors: black, blue, natural, and white. Sizes include 55 gallon (208 liter), 30 gallon (114 liter), and 15 gallon (57 liter) and are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE).

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityColorClosureSolid
UN Rating
Approx. Dimensions
Height x Dia. (weight)
FittingsMaterial
56W55D 55 Gallon Blue Plastic Tight Head Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (21.5 lbs.)   HDPE
56W55N 55 Gallon Natural Plastic Tight Head Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Natural Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (21.5 lbs.)   HDPE
56W55K 55 Gallon Black Plastic Tight Head Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum Black Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (21.5 lbs.)   HDPE
56W55R 55 Gallon Reconditioned Plastic Drum 55 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Reconditioned
*Mixed Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (21.5 lbs.)   HDPE
56W30D 30 Gallon Blue Plastic Tight Head Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (13.25 lbs.)   HDPE
56W30N 30 Gallon Natural Plastic Tight Head Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum Natural Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 34.75" x 23.25" (13.25 lbs.)   HDPE
56W30R 30 Gallon Reconditioned Plastic Tight Head Drum 30 Gallon Plastic Drum
- Reconditioned
Blue Tight Head --- 34.75" x 23.25" (13.25 lbs.)   HDPE
56W15D 15 Gallon Blue Plastic Tight Head Drum 15 Gallon Plastic Drum Blue Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 26.25" x 14.187 (6.5 lbs.)   HDPE
56W15W 15 Gallon White Plastic Tight Head Drum 15 Gallon Plastic Drum White Tight Head UN1H1/Y1.8/100 26.25" x 14.187 (6.5 lbs.)   HDPE
*Mixed Colors: Blue, Black, White. Please contact us for current color availability. (360) 376-2400
 

Salvage & Overpack Plastic Drums

Salvage & Overpack Plastic Drums

Plastic Salvage and Overpack Drums are available in 95 gallon (360 liters), 65 gallon (246 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), and 20 gallon (76 liters) sizes. Salvage drums are for use with damaged or leaking containers of hazardous materials or used absorbent materials contaminated with hazardous substance. Salvage drums require "Salvage Drum" labeling and must pass a 3-PSI pressure test. Overpack drums are for use with larger non-damaged containers, cans, and drums of non-leaking hazardous materials. Lab Pack drums are for use with smaller non-damaged bottles, cans, carboys and 5 gallon pails of non-leaking hazardous materials.

Please note:
Recycled Salvage Drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityColorClosureSolid
UN Rating
Approx. Dimensions
Height x Dia. (weight)
Material
56BSV9 95 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 95 Gallon Salvage Drum Yellow Metal Band w/Bolt UN1H2/X340/S 44.375" x 31"/25.75" (58 lbs.) HDPE
56WLP9 95 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 95 Gallon Overpack Drum Yellow Screw-on Lid UN1H2/X345/S 41.25" x 32.25"/25.5" (48 lbs.) HDPE
56BLPW 95 Gallon Yellow Plastic Wheeled Salvage Drum 95 Gallon Salvage Drum
- Wheeled
Yellow Screw-on Lid UN1H2/X345/S 48.5" x 35.5" (58 lbs.) HDPE
56BPLR 95 Gallon Recycled Plastic Salvage Drum 95 Gallon Salvage Drum
- Recycled
Black Screw-on Lid UN1H2/X345/S 42.5" x 32.25" (48 lbs.) HDPE
56BSV6 65 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 65 Gallon Salvage Drum Yellow Metal Band w/Bolt UN1H2/X200/S 38.875" x 31"/26" (53 lbs.) HDPE
56BLP6 65 Gallon Yellow Plastic Overpack Drum 65 Gallon Overpack Drum Yellow Screw-on Lid UN1H2/X300/S 33.75" x 27.125"/26" (45 lbs.) HDPE
S-0582 65 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 65 Gallon Salvage Drum Yellow Screw-On Lid UN1H2/X345/S 29" x 21"/36-1/4" LLDPE
56BSV3 30 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 30 Gallon Salvage Drum Yellow Metal Band w/Bolt UN1H2/X100/S 28.5" x 21.125"/16.625" (18 lbs.) HDPE
56BSV2 20 Gallon Yellow Plastic Salvage Drum 20 Gallon Salvage Drum Yellow Metal Band w/Bolt UN1H2/X75/S 20.437" x 21.875"/16.687 (16 lbs.) HDPE
56BLP2 20 Gallon Yellow Plastic Lab Pack Drum 20 Gallon Lab Pack Drum Yellow Screw-on Lid UN1H2/X57/S 20.75" x 20.375"/16.75" (13 lbs.) HDPE

Understanding UN Ratings

 

Developed as a set of standards, by the United Nations, UN ratings are essential for shipping or storing hazardous materials. The UN Rating is a series of number and letter codes that show what a container is regulated to handle. They determine this through a series of tests that all containers must undergo if they are to be UN Rated. Current UN Regulations are enforced by the D.O.T. It is up to the filler of the product to determine what UN Rating they need. View the Full Guide

What is a "T" Rated Salvage Drum?
Adopted by all international regulatory agencies governing the transport of dangerous goods, the "T" marking on a Salvage Drum indicates that it has been qualified for the overpacking of damaged, leaking or non-compliant steel, plastic or fiber drums. The same "T" Salvage Drum may be used for damaged, leaking or non-complaint packages of either liquid or solid contents. Identified by the letter "T" in the UN mark (eg: UN1A2T/Y320/S), it is not mandatory for use within the US, but it is required outside the US. Therefore, a domestic company that is overpacking a liquid or solid drum and shipping it outside the US, should be sure that they are using a "T" qualified Salvage Drum.

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