5 Gallon Buckets

5 Gallon Plastic Buckets in Bulk

Kaufman Container supplies both the standard 5 gallon bucket and UN Rated 5 gallon buckets in wholesale and bulk quantities. 5 Gallon Pails are the perfect solution for packaging bulk quantities of a product, especially for long-term storage. We also offer a variety of lids for 5 gallon bucket to prevent airflow and keep contents protected without losing freshness or composition. Our 5 gallon buckets are easily stackable making them simple to store or ship.

  1. Low Minimums: Our 5 gallon plastic buckets are stock available, which means 1 pallet (120 buckets) is the minimum order.
  2. Versatility: Our 5 gallon plastic buckets are made with food grade plastic allowing you to package flour, sugar, grains, and more for a long period of time. Besides food products, customers also use these buckets to store products such as nuts and bolts. Additionally, we offer 5 gallon buckets designed to hold liquids such as oils, water, or paint.
  3. Customization Options: Looking for a way to further customize your 5-gallon buckets? Kaufman can screen print up to 1 color in-house to make your product look refined and sophisticated. To learn more about the custom packaging solutions we offer, visit our custom container and bottle printing page.

Frequently Asked Questions about 5 Gallon Buckets:

Q: What size is a 5 gallon bucket?

A: 5 gallon buckets can range in size depending on use case. Typically they range between 12 – 15 inches tall with a 9 – 12 inch diameter. 5 gallon bucket pails designed for liquid storage also tend to be 12 – 15 inches tall with a similar width.

Q: How much can a 5 gallon bucket hold?

A: When filled to capacity, a 5 gallon bucket can hold, well, 5 gallons of water or any liquid. This equates to roughly 0.71 cubic feet. When filled with water, it can hold 42 pounds of water.

Q: What products can a 5 gallon plastic be used for?

A: 5 gallon plastic buckets are super versatile and can be used for a variety of products ranging from Pickles to Paint to storing Nuts and Bolts.

Q: What type of lids for 5 gallon buckets are available?

A: We primarily offer two types of lids for 5 gallon buckets. The first being a HDPE plastic lid which includes a tear strip for tamper evidence and a gasket. The second option is a White HDPE lid which includes the tear strip, gasket but also a Rieke spout for easy dispensing.

Q: What is the wall thickness of your 5 gallon pails?

A: The 5 gallon bucket we stock has a 90 mil wall thickness. This is a very durable 5 gallon bucket, but we can source similar 5 gallon pails with a wall thickness as low as 60 mil. As you would expect, the thinner the wall, the more affordable the 5 gallon pail becomes.

Q: What shapes of 5 gallon plastic buckets do you offer?

A: We offer both the standard round 5 gallon plastic bucket as well as 5 gallon square buckets. We only stock the round 5 gallon pail, so if you are interested in square, you will need to contact us.

Q: Do you offer 5 gallon buckets with plastic handles?

A: Yes, we can supply 5 gallon buckets with either metal wire bail handles or plastic handles. Depending on the product, a wire bail handle make more sense than a plastic handle or vice versa.