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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. $$$

New Hope, PA  |  800-963-1795

Called the "leader in recycling & distribution of drums & containers," Patrick J. Kelly Drums is a 25 year old manufacturer of a variety of 55 gallon drums. Our success has been due to the cooperation, contributions and support of our employees and customers. Our products are used for types of handling, storage & shipping. We also offer intermediate bulk containers & container management services.

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Patrick J. Kelly Drums, Inc. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  847-836-2203

Your source for plastic food containers, plastic containers for paint, coatings, adhesives, chemicals, ink, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals & more! Fox Valley Containers distributes plastic bottles, jars, tubs, pails, drums, pail & drum liners, plastic canisters & the caps, closures, fittings & accessories you need. Total customer satisfaction through Quality, Service, Selection & Innovation.

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Fox Valley Containers, Inc. $$$

Charlotte, NC  |  704-598-2224

Our steel drums are designed, manufactured, and certified to meet UN requirements under DOT 49 CFR. The drums are constructed of first-quality cold-rolled steel and supplied with chemical-resistant epoxy-phenolic lining or unlined. Our dedicated technicians will match you with the product that you have been searching for! We stock many of the most commonly used drum types and sizes. Visit our website today to learn more!

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McManus Drum Company, 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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