First the drums are unloaded, opened and inspected. The drums are then loaded on a progressive washer that takes them through stages of washing, rinsing and drying. The drums are then inspected. If the drums pass inspection they are capped and their labels are removed. The drums are then blasted to remove all exterior coatings and identifying marks. The drums are then inspected for any exterior imperfections. After the drums pass this inspection the chimes are re-rounded and the drums are ready to be leak tested. The drums are leak tested on our state of the art ultra-sonic leak tester that can detect holes as small as 10,000 of an inch. After this the drums move into our automated paint booth allowing an exact amount of paint to be applied to give the coatings maximum performance and look each and every time. Upon drying the drums are loaded and ready for delivery.
If any of the drums do not pass any of our three inspections or is unable to meet the current UN regulations they are washed, crushed, and recycled into a raw steel resource.
For all drums and containers that need to be picked up, washed, de-identified and scrapped there is an $8.00 charge. There is a $5.00 charge for drums and containers that are dropped off at our location that need to be scrapped or are deemed non re-usable and or non-reconditionable. There is no fee if drums are dropped off at our location and are deemed reusable. Caution: All drums and containers will be refused if they do not have closures in place and are not empty according to CFR 49 (see DOT UN requirements page for definition).
- Reusable: Drums that are intact with no holes or severe dents are rust free and the contents can be rinsed out. Drums that have contained oils, light solvents, food products and soaps are examples of such products.
- Non-reusable: Drums that have contained paints, resigns, glues, surfactants or other hard to clean materials.
- Crushers: Drums that have holes and are badly dented or top or bottom chime has been compromised.
Pick Up Service
For pick up of 50 or more reusable 55 gallon bung type plastic or steel drums in the Orlando area there is no fee. For pick up of less than 50 drums there is a $60.00 pick up charge. If the drums are deemed unusable and or un-reconditionable and need to be washed, de-identified and scrapped there is an $8.00 fee per container.
For customers that buy at least one trailer load of drums a month we will leave a trailer at your property for your convenience. If more than one trailer is needed or you buy less than a load trailers are available for storage for a small fee of $250 per month. Deliveries in the Orlando area are $60.00 each delivery. Call for quote if you need a delivery outside the Orlando area. Orlando Drum and Container own a fleet of tractor-trailers to ensure you get your containers when you need them and when they were promised.