This UN Rated white plastic lid is designed for use with 3.5-, 4-, 5- and 6.5-gallon compatible square pails (sold separately). UN certified for Solids Groups II and III, this FDA grade, high-density polyethylene (HPDE) plastic lid is suitable for various storage and packaging needs including dry goods, food and bulk retail applications. Lid 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. Lid is UN Certified for Solids Groups II and III.

Key benefits:

  • Made of FDA grade HDPE plastic
  • 120 mil wall thickness
  • Dimensions: 12" L x 10" W x 1.86" H
  • Double ring pull tab for easy opening
  • Tamper-evident, double-ring pull tab
  • Lid's senior-friendly, child-resistant slide/snap latch secures container contents after initial opening
  • Lid latch opens and closes by applying slight pressure and sliding
  • Made in the USA


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 145°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

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Sealing CharacteristicsTamper Indicating
Pail Lid OptionsStandard
GasketNo Gasket
Capacity3.5 gal., 4 gal., 5 gal., 6 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions11.66" L x 10.16" W x 1.86" H
Case Pack40 ea.
Pallet Pack480 ea. (12 Cases)
Pallet Weight470.4 lbs.
Pallet Dimensions40" L x 48"W x 52"H
Country of ManufactureUnited States
UN Rating SolidUN3H2/Y25/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
Can this plastic pail lid be used for food products?
If the pail lid is FDA approved, then it can be used to store food products.
Some of your plastic pail lids have a spout. What are the benefits of these spouts?
If your plastic pail contains liquids, these spouts offer many benefits. These spouts allow controlled flow of the pail contents as they’re emptied. Many of these spouts can be fitted with pumps that enable dosed dispensing of the pail contents.
Which plastic pail lids fit which plastic pails?
If you look at the product page for any of our pail lids, the compatible pail(s) for that lid will be listed under the Related Products section of the product page. For UN rating compatibility, match the UN ratings of the pail and lid. For example, match a pail with a UN rating of UN1H2/Y12/S to the matching lid that has the same UN rating (UN1H2/Y12/S).
What does the Pail Series mean?
Our plastic pails and lids are classified as part of a designated Series, which makes pairing this plastic lid with a compatible pail easier. Simply match the size (e.g., 5 gallon) and series (P5 Series) of the pail and lid to find a proper fit. For the UN rating to apply, also match the UN rating of the pail to the lid. For example, match a pail with UN rating of UN1H2/Y12/S to the matching lid with the same UN rating (UN1H2/Y12/S).
What is a tear strip on this plastic pail lid and what does it do?
The tear strip on this pail lid offers a tamper-evident seal. Once the lid is attached to the pail, the lid cannot be removed until the tear strip is torn off. Although the tear strip cannot be reattached, the lid itself can be removed and replaced.
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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