Smiths of the Forest of Dean Ltd

The Tank and Drum Experts - for fast delivery or collection - 01594 833308.
 Same day dispatch on most stocked products for orders before 11am.   For Fittings orders phone/online before 2pm.

 Registered with the Environment Agency and members of the Federation of Small Businesses     

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Recycled Containers

Recycled Tanks including IBCs - Large Water Tanks - Steel Drums - Small Plastic Drums
Ring before 11am for same day dispatch or call in and collect.  If you want to be the first to know about stocks and any 'new' recycled products coming into our premises click our Twitter link above.

Recycled Plastic Drums      
 45 litre ex-Mango chutney      

45 litre/10 gallon
twin handles
Ht: 47cm/18"
W:  38cm/15"
Ex food grade.
May be residues.
Call in and pick one up or we can dispatch. Lids may be red
or black

160 litre and 205 litre White Drum
160 litre /
35 gallon
160 litre:
Ht: 0.7m/2'4"
W: 0.6m/2'
Limited stocks.
Opaque - you
will be able to
see your
product level
Twin Bung
160 litre fitted
with a
vented cap
205 litre now in.

Want new drums? 
Click here.

Drum Bung Spanner      
Fits plastic twin bung tighthead drums
Helps to undo tight bungs. Will fit all twin bung drums
More info/Buy now  

Recycled Steel Drums      

205 litre
45 gallon
Ht: 0.85m/2'10"
W: 0.6m/2'
 Clip Top
with or without
lids and clamps
Colours of
drums may
These will fit up to 8 on a pallet

Reconditioned Steel Drums      

205 litre
45 gallon
Ht: 0.85m/2'10"
W: 0.6m/2'
with or without
lids and clamps
UN rated
Are you looking
for new steel
drums?  Click here.

Recycled IBC Tanks - ex food containers.   Go to main recycled IBC page  

600 litre /132 gal
820 litre/180 gal
820 litre/180 gal
1000 litre /220 gal
1000 litre /220 gal
        More IBC Tank


Two IBCs linked
together - Fittings
Example of an
IBC outlet
Example of a metal
tap on an IBC tank
This measures
60 mm
This measures
100 mm.
  To learn how to measure an IBC outlet, see our  How to measure your outlet video
Ex-food containers.  These white intermediate bulk containers are all palletised with a galvanised steel cage.   They are food grade and sourced from known suppliers. You can buy one individually or by the lorry load.  Our reconditioned tanks are to an even higher standard.  If it is new IBCs you prefer go to New IBC Tanks.          Also see IBC Bunds
IBC Fittings         
 Taps Adaptors  Camlock  Spouts  Adaptor 
      Want more fittings?    Go here

Recycled Water Butt - Terracotta Screw Top - with or without tap   Buy now

220 litre/48 gallon
Ht: 1m / 3'3"
W: 60cm/24 in
Shown with plastic
tap - you can have
it without a tap
Lid width:
42cm / 16½ in
See Buy Now
Heavy duty
with screw
top lid
Ex food grade.
May be
Water Butts from recycled plastic barrels are a responsible way to save water and protect the environment.  We always have stock ready-to-go and if you can, it is always best to call in and choose from what we have available on the day.  Visitors can choose where they want a tap sited or have downpipe holes cut out or a complete top cut off.  You don't have to have a tap if you don't want too.  We offer choice, however supplies will vary on a day to day basis.  If you want one sent out to you - that's not a problem.  Those of you unable to visit can tell us your requirements over the phone or by email and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Water Butts can be sent to many postcode areas throughout the UK.  If you want to team up with friends and buy in bulk give us a call.  We can fit 8 on a pallet and you can share the delivery costs with others. 

Recycled Water Butt - Blue Twin Bung - with or without tap

Sourcing recycled
barrels is difficult
and so stocks of
these recycled Water
Butts will vary
week to week.

210 litre/46 gallon
blue Twin Bung
Ht: 94cm / 3'2"
W: 58cm/23 in  
See All-in price
Call in and pick one
up or we can despatch.
Ex food grade.
May be residues.

      Capacities and dimensions are approximate.
Add a Water Pump to large water tanks  
Pump - 200 litres
per minute. For 
non-industrial use.
6 metre
emersion depth
5 metre head
20mm semi-solids
Suitable for use
with 'grey' water
500 Watts
and 230V

Buy now

We have access to many other pumps so give us a call to discuss exactly what you need.  Telephone 01594 833308.

WANTED.  IBC tanks, drums and barrels.  From Companies/Corporations - we want your food grade barrels and drums for recycling - we recycle both steel and plastic.  Aso wanted for recycling - any large steel or polypropylene tanks.  Email photographs and quantities to email.
You may also like to see:
horizontal oil tank    
Oil Tanks
Complete Rain
harvesting system
Conical Tanks
Water Tanks

Drums and Barrels






Recycled Containers:
* Tanks
* Plastic Drums
* Steel Drums

Almost all are stock
items.  However as
these products are recycled, stock levels
do fluctuate on a
weekly basis.

Smiths at NEC

Call in and collect or we can deliver nationwide and to some countries abroad.

Express delivery normally takes 1-2 days for individual items. And 2-4 days on quantities.  Ring before 11am for same day dispatch. You can also choose next day delivery at an addition cost.  Ring before 2pm for same day dispatch of small fittings.  

Our tanks, drums and barrels have featured in films and the theatre. Supplied to:
Jason Bourne, Skyfall, Les Miserablés, Jack the Giant Slayer, World War Z, The Dark Knight and Atonement.
Theatre credits include Bristol Old Vic, London West End Productions, the National Theatre on the South Bank and Cirque du Soleil.

Need prices and information?
Ring and talk to an experienced member
of staff.

Ready to buy?
Call in or phone your order through. Many items are in our online shop.

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Our stand at NEC Birmingham

Express delivery normally takes 1-2 days for individual items. And 2-4 days on quantities.  Ring before 11am for same day dispatch. You can also choose next day delivery at an addition cost.