This UN rated (UN1A2/Y1.5/90) 5 gallon black open head steel pail features a rust inhibitor. This tapered pail comes with a lug cover which includes a synthetic rubber gasket for a leak resistant seal.

Key benefits:
  • Made of heavy-duty carbon steel
  • 5 gallon capacity
  • Dimensions: 11-7/9" Dia. (top) x 10-9/10" Dia. (bottom) x 13-19/50" H
  • Lid includes a synthetic rubber gasket for a leak resistant seal
  • UN Certification of UN1A2/Y1.5/90 for liquids
  • Includes handle
  • Tapered design for nesting
  • Contains 25% post-consumer recycled content and is 100% recyclable
  • Rust inhibitor prevents the pail from rusting prior to being filled
  • Proudly Made in the USA

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.


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
Capacity5 gal.
Weight3.8 lbs.
Case Pack60 ea.
Case Dimensions48" L x 40" W x 42" H
Case Weight228 lbs.
Pallet Pack120 ea. (2 Cases)
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 40" W x 84" H
Pallet Weight456 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesS3 Series
ClosureLug Cover
Steel Gauge24/28/26 (Top/Body/Bottom)
UN Rating LiquidUN1A2/Y1.5/90
Q & A
Customer Questions
Does the lug lid with this pail have a gasket?
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this pail lid does include a synthetic rubber latex gasket. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
What kind of linings are offered for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers rust inhibitor coated, Epoxy Phenolic Lined, Gold Phenolic Lined, and Pigmented Phenolic Lined pails.
What is an open head steel pail typically used for?
Non-UN rated unlined open head steel pails with rust inhibitor coatings are great for non-hazardous applications such as coatings, scrap metal, powders and more. UN rated open head steel pails can come with a rust inhibitor enamel, a gold or clear phenolic lining, a pigmented phenolic lining, or an epoxy phenolic lining. UN Rated open...
What kind of closures are compatible with open head steel pails?
Because open head steel pails are containers with removable lids, The Cary Company offers cover types including lug (crimped) and dish (lever lock ring).
What kind of accessories do you offer for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers various accessories such as tops, closing/opening tools, linings, heaters, and pumps for your open head steel pail.
How many cubic feet in a 5 gallon pail?
The simple conversion of measurement of 5 gallons is 0.803 cubic feet. However, this is for the nominal capacity of the pail. The actual (overflow) capacity of a pail can vary from model to model. To calculate the full volume in cubic feet, for cylinder pails, you need to multiply π (3.14) x the pail radius (in feet) x the pail height (in feet). To calculate the volume for square pails, multiply the pail's length x width x height (in feet).
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 steel pails safe for dry food storage (ie- bulk rice)?

Thank you for your inquiry. Steel pails are normally not FDA complaint. We recommend using plastic, FDA complaint pails when looking to store food products, like #57WPP5 or #56WB5P.  Browse our selection of plastic pails, here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!

Do you offer labeling services?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as in-mold labeling, screen printing, label printing and application services. 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. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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