What type of used tote is the best for me?
At IBC Tote Recycling we take pride in making certain that you buy the proper Tote(s) for your particular needs.
Unrinsed Water Totes
Unrinsed totes are the lowest grade of cleanliness because no measures were taken to clean them out.
Rinsed IBC Tanks
Rinsed totes are one grade above unrinsed totes and are reflected in cleanliness and cost. Rinsed totes have been washed after use and before resold, but we still recommend you examine and wash the tote before use.
Triple Rinsed IBC Containers
A container that has been rinsed according to dot/epa standards.
A container that has been cleaned by an approved DOT/EPA company and that has been repaired. These totes have a repaired galvanized metal cage and possess a professionally cleaned bottle.
Used Bottles of course, offer a very economical way to save money and to ship or store materials. However, there are applications that demand a new bottle. Any bottle that will carry food-grade, animal-grade or any food product or application requires a new sanitary bottle.
Since these have never before been used and have been sanitized as well-maintained to being offered for sale, there can be no contaminants or residue that might otherwise compromise the quality of contents making sure therefore that they are safe for consumption.
What was in an used IBC Tote?
Used bulk containers can be used for a variety of purposes, both personal and commercial. Chemicals, glue, fertilizer, pesticides, water, glue, and other substances can be kept in containers. They have even been used for rain barrels and as a water basin for livestock or to irrigate plants.
For these reasons and others, it is important when you decide to buy a used container to understand its earlier contents as well as our intended use for it.
We are unable to determine precisely what earlier containers contained when a container is marked unknown.
Typically a label describing the container will reveal the contents previously held within it. Paints, pesticides, chemicals and other possible hazardous contents not meant for food applications will be clearly labeled as such.
Content that was previously of food-grade does not guarantee that any residuals will render it safe for human consumption. By definition, it signifies that the old contents were of food-grade quality and may sometimes be fully sanitized
A product that has been deemed non-hazardous by the DOT and EPA
The EPA and DOT list health and environmental hazards in section 14 of the product’s safety data sheet.
The type of pallet used will also affect the cleanliness and reusability of our Totes
We prefer the pallets made from galvanized steel which have proven themselves to be extremely durable and reliable.
Generally plastic pallets have an attractive appearance, they remain good-looking and may be reused many times.
Should you need similar tanks, IBC Tote Recycling offers a complete selection of tanks. We carry not only new totes but completely reconditioned totes as well. If the intended use is only for waste materials, we can also offer non-reconditioned industrial containers. While these have no sanitary guarantee, they may be ideal for the storage of your waste. These days, with the growing public awareness of environmental issues combined with everyone’s natural instinct to do our part in protecting our earth, contained storage such as we provide with our used IBC Totes that brings your company the perfect affordable solution.