Plastic Salvage Drums


Poly Salvage Drums

Salvage drums are for use with damaged or leaking containers of hazardous materials or used absorbent materials contaminated with hazardous substances. Constructed with yellow blow-molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with UV inhibitors, our salvage bins are durable, lightweight, weather, and chemical resistant. The drums come with a white lid with a metal lever-lock band closure for added security.

Our salvage equipment is ideal for safe storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials, spill containment, and cleanup of hazardous materials. The drums feature "Salvage Drum" labeling and have passed the 3-PSI pressure test. Our salvage supplies are suitable for use as original shipping containers and storage for biowaste and incineration items.

Whether you need 55-gallon salvage drums with lever lock rings, large 95-gallon containers with metal bolt rings, small 20-gallon, or many other sizes in between, Eagle has your solution.

Plastic Salvage Drum Questions

Salvage drums serve a vital purpose in safely storing and transporting damaged or leaking containers, as well as hazardous materials that require containment. They’re specifically designed to meet stringent regulations, and undergo rigorous testing to ensure compliance and safety.

The following set of questions and answers outline what features to consider when purchasing a salvage drum.

What are salvage drums used for?

Salvage drums are used to store, handle, and transport damaged or leaking containers of hazardous materials. They can also be used to contain absorbent materials contaminated with a hazardous substance. These drums are designed to provide an additional layer of protection to prevent spills, leaks, or further damage during handling and transportation.

What are the different drum lid styles?

There are several different drum lid styles available, each designed to suit specific needs and requirements. Two commonly used lid styles for salvage drums include metal bolt ring and metal lever-lock closures. A bolt ring closure features a metal lid secured to the drum with a bolt or lever-lock ring. This closure system ensures a tight and secure seal, providing protection against leaks and spills. A lever-lock closure has a metal lid that is fastened to the drum using a lever-lock ring. The ring is easily opened or closed by turning the lever. This lid style offers a convenient and reliable seal, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

What are the salvage drum requirements?

Salvage drums are subject to various requirements to ensure the safe handling, storage, and transportation of damaged or leaking drums and hazardous materials. While specific requirements may vary from region to region, salvage drums must be constructed of durable material, properly labeled to identify the contents inside and filled to the designated capacity. They must also have secure closure systems to prevent leaks and spills when handling or transporting the drum. Salvage drums used for transporting hazardous materials must meet the requirements of the United Nations (UN) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. They should be certified and marked with the appropriate UN/DOT identification numbers, indicating their compliance with specific performance standards. Eagle salvage drums have been tested to comply with DOT 49 CFR 173.3.

What features should you look for in a salvage drum?

When searching for a salvage drum, there are several important features to consider. These include the drum's capacity, material composition, certification, closure mechanism, labeling and marking considerations, as well as stacking and handling options. The drum should be able to accommodate the size and quantity of the materials you need to store or transport. Salvage drums are available in various capacities, such as 20, 30, 65 and 95 gallons. You’ll also want to look for a drum made from chemically-resistant material, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Next, check if the drum is certified by the United Nations (UN) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). UN/DOT certification ensures that the drum meets specific performance standards for the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Another important consideration is the drum closure. Look for drums with a tight-fitting metal bolt ring or metal lever-lock closure system. Along with certifications, look for drums that provide clear labeling and marking options. It should have designated areas for identifying the contents, handling instructions and hazard warnings. This ensures compliance with safety regulations and helps communicate essential information. Finally, consider the drum's design for stacking and handling purposes. Look for features like a straight-sided body or stacking lugs that allow for stable stacking and efficient use of storage space. Additionally, handles or grips on the drum can make it easier to move and handle. Remember to consult relevant regulations and guidelines, such as those provided by the EPA or local authorities, to ensure that the salvage drum you choose meets the necessary requirements for your specific application.

What is the 3-PSI test for salvage drums?

The 3-PSI pressure test for salvage drum compliance refers to a specific test method used to assess the integrity and strength of salvage drums under pressure. This test is often conducted to ensure that the drums can withstand internal pressure without leaking or failing. All Eagle salvage drums pass the 3-PSI pressure test.