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Thirty gallon drums are useful in many industries, such as lawn and garden, food, disaster and emergency planning, aviation, defense, automotive and laboratory research. Read More…

30 Gallon Drums Thirty gallon drums are medium-sized industrial drums. Drums, also commonly called barrels, are cylindrical containers used to ship and store. Usually made of steel, dense paperboard (fiber) or plastics, they generally transport and hold liquids and powders.
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Cranbury, NJ  |  800-260-3786

For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a reliable supplier of 55 gallon drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000.

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Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc. $$$

Venice, IL  |  800-366-5098

Container Distributors, Inc. is your one source for 55 gallon drums. We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items.

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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-760-3786

Jakacki Bag & Barrel is the largest nationwide dealer for 55 gallon drums. Since 1942, we have sold 55 gallon drums of all assortments.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Secaucus, NJ  |  800-526-3786

Your 24/7 one source solution for all your industrial container needs. We are stocking distributors of 1 through 550 gallon containers. UN Approved Packaging, including Plastic Drums, Steel Drums, Plastic Pails & Buckets, Stainless Steel & Plastic Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s), Lined Steel Cans & more. N.P.S. is unmatched in customer service; all items are in stock for on time deliveries.

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National Packaging Services, Inc. $$$

High Point, NC  |  800-334-7109

Since 1977, MegaChem has been distributing a wide range of pails, cans, drums, bottles and jugs to various industries. Some of our quality products include 55 gallon drums, steel drums, plastic drums, 55 gallon plastic drums, steel pails, plastic pails, tin cans and more.

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MegaChem, Inc. $$$

Ontario, CA  |  909-591-2929

B. Stephen Cooperage specializes in reconditioned drums ranging anywhere from 5 to 330 gallons and have been supplying the Western United States for the past 65 years. We are working with the biggest names in the hazardous waste industry today, have an ample amount of inventory, and can delivery at your earliest convenience. Call us to get more information about our competitive pricing.

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B. Stephen Cooperage Inc. $$$
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30 Gallon DrumThe international standard size in gallons of a drum is 55, so 30 gallon drums are a bit smaller, but still quite serviceable. The different materials from which 30 gallon drums are made dictate what substances they can contain. For example, stainless steel drums are one of the preferred choices for storing corrosive materials, as it offers the best corrosion resistance.

Stainless steel drums are also good for holding fragile materials because they can withstand extreme heat, from -60°F to 600°F. Plastic drums, often made from polyethylene, in addition to being chemical-resistant, are resistant to denting and can be applied to both indoor and outdoor settings. For these reasons, they work well for storing water, liquor, wine and parts, among others.

30 Gallon DrumsThey are often seen at parks and other public spaces, used as garbage disposal and recycling containers. In contrast, fiber drums are best suited only for dry or solid materials, unless equipped with an inner lining or coating, and are not suited to the outdoors.

Aside from their base materials, 30 gallon drums have many variable features and accessories that further specify their uses and capabilities. Plastic, steel and stainless steel drums may have either an open top or a closed top. An open top may be completely separate and removable, or it may still be attached. Open top drums may come with bolt rings, rubber gaskets or quick lock technology to aid in their reliability and prevent spillage.

30 Gallon DrumClosed top drums feature one or two openings to pour and vent drum contents, which can be closed with a stopper called a bung. Accessories for 30 gallon drums include: drum covers, drum recycling lids, steel domes, safety drum funnels, poly drum funnels, drum plug openers and drum openers.

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