Reconditioned Drums

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Reconditioned drums are industrial containers that have been utilized for one application and then refurbished to fit the needs of another application after they have been utilized fully for their original application. Read More…

Reconditioned Drums Industrial drums, also called barrels, are containers that are used within a number of industries primarily for shipping and can be made from a wide range of materials.

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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. Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products and more. There are no limits to what the Rahway Steel Drum family of companies can provide. Contact us for more information.

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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. With specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. We at Container Distributors, Inc look forward to hearing from you.

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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. We emphasize high quality customer service & are dedicated to our drums. In addition to our drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your barrel & drum needs.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Hayward, CA  |  510-887-9277

Family owned & operated since 1983 with a vision for recycling, Containers Unlimited is now the largest reconditioner of plastic pails & drums in Northern California. As a distributor of new & used metal & plastic containers, we offer pails, drums, bottles, caps, cans, pick boxes & totes. Success means putting customers #1. Regrinding plastic & repackaging plastic, glass & metal containers too!

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Containers Unlimited $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  216-441-6214

North Coast Container manufactures 55 gallon steel drums, made to fit our customers' individual requirements. Our drums are most often utilized in the shipping and storage industry. We are an ISO 9001:2000-registered company. We regularly review customer specs to maintain safety and quality.

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North Coast Container Corp. $$$

Jacksonville, FL  |  800-342-8194

Since 1919, Duval Containers has been a leader in the distributing and manufacturing of packaging containers and machinery, glasses, plastics and more. Our products include, but are not limited to steel drums, plastic drums, fibre drums, corrugated boxes, industrial jugs and much more.

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Duval Container Company $$$
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This form of drum is often much cheaper, as is typically the case with buying used products, but they also offer virtually the same advantages of purchasing brand new industrial containers for your project or job. Depending on your application there may be certain standards that you have to adhere to when shipping, especially if you are working with a dangerous or hazardous material. Be sure to check with the necessary officials on what these standards are and check with your reconditioned drum manufacturer to ensure that these standards are met before purchasing your order of drums.

There are two main categories or types of industrial drums, one is an open top drum and the other is a welded top drum. Open top drums have a removable lid to allow for easy access to the stored contents, and these are more commonly used for storage than shipping. Welded top drums, on the other hand, have their lid welded on to keep the contents from leaking or spilling, so these are typically used for shipping purposes or for more permanent storage. These two types of drums can be made from a number of different materials such as steel, plastics, paperboard, or a number of other metals depending on your application and requirements.

The manufacturing process is also heavily dependent on your applications needs and the material that is being used. For example if your application requires a plastic open top drum the injection blow molding process is typically utilized in order to achieve the right specifications. On the other hand metal drums are commonly manufactured from cold-rolled steel sheets that are then welded together and forged on a stamping press into their final shape.

Fortunately, with reconditioned drums, the manufacturing process is not quite as important, it still plays a part and is good information to know, but typically you will be able to evaluate the final product before your purchase to ensure that the right materials were used, the barrel was manufactured correctly, and that it has properly been restored since its previous use.

The best way to ensure that you receive a top of the line reconditioned drum is to work with an experienced drum manufacturer that has the right tools and knowledge to provide you with a reconditioned drum that will fit your needs and requirements.

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