Used 55 Gallon Drums
Used 55 gallon drums have many uses beyond the landfill. Several of these exist in the arena of lawn, gardening, and agriculture. This is only fitting since, by reusing drums, consumers are contributing to the well-being of the environment. They also have use in recreation and emergency and emergency planning. Used 55 gallon drums may be bought online from individual sellers or companies or in person from various local retailers.
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Applications of Used 55 Gallon Drums
55-gallon drums can be repurposed into many items, including:
- Trash Bins
- Rain Barrels
- Compost Bins
- Horse Feeders
- Deer Feeders
- Horse Racing Barrels
- Flotation Devices
Used metal 55 gallon drums make excellent makeshift cooking grills. Used plastic drums are particularly well-suited to garbage disposal, as well as appropriate for both indoor and outdoor usage. These are often used in public spaces or at crowded outdoor events, such as parks, festivals, carnivals, concerts, and college campuses.
Characteristics of Used 55 Gallon Drums
Used 55 gallon drums are often sold with various markers, which may be confusing to a potential purchaser. Such markers include "food grade," "non-food grade," "open top," and "closed top" or "tight head." Drums described as food grade have previously contained some sort of food product in them (e.g., wine, juice, coconut oil, or cereal). It does not distinguish between liquid, solid, or allergens. Used food grade drums are generally safer for repurposes like water storage. In some cases, used food grade drums may be used to store drinking water in case of emergency, but it is important to find out what was previously contained in the drum.
Non-food grade drums previously contained chemicals of some sort, which were often various cleaners. Non-food grade barrels are considered unsafe for the storage of human food or drinking water. Used 55 gallon drums described as open top may have a lid that is completely separate and removable, or they may have an attached lid that may be lifted and locked back into place. Closed top drums, also called tight head drums, do not have a lid, but rather offer access to their contents via two bung holes for filling and emptying. These access points may be plugged with stoppers.