Smiths of the Forest of Dean Ltd - The Tank and Drum Experts
fast delivery or collection - 01594 833308
Same day dispatch on most stocked products ordered before 11am, fittings deadline 2pm. "Excellent service and comms."
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We source responsibly from trusted suppliers so you can buy with confidence. Most recycled products are from stock and available for same day dispatch if you order before 11am. Or you are welcome to call in and collect. Stock levels of recycled tanks and drums ineviably fluctuate, so you may want to phone first to check stock levels. We are registered with the Environment Agency and hold a Waste Carrier Certificate and an Environment Permit Exemption.

IBC tank - 640 ltr/141 gal
W:800 H:1000
IBC tank - 820 ltr/180 gal
W:1000 H:1000
IBC tank - 1000 ltr/220 gal
W:1000 H:1160
Galvanised 1000 ltr/220 gal
W:1000 H:1160
All IBCs come with an outlet.Plenty of fitting choices.
Main IBC tank page
IBCs - Intermediate Bulk Containers: We supply mostly ex-food grade. They are palletised and come with a galvanised steel cage, and an outlet. You can choose from a huge stock of fittings including adaptors, reinforced hose, blanking caps, lids etc.
Note to HGV Training Providers:
1000 litre IBCs are perfect for complying with HGV training rules. Ring to discuss.
45 litre ex Mango-Chutney
H:47cm/18"  W:38cm/15"
Stocks of these run out quickly - ring to check if collecting May contain residues of original food product. Two handles and a screw top.
Lids may be red or black
Drums may have evidence of previous use such as surface scratches etc.
Reconditioned Pastic Drum
160 ltr/35 gal

H:70cm/2'4" W:60cm/2' 
Twin bung Translucent - easy to see content level Here fitted with a vented cap. These are reconditioned
New drums and barrels
Recycled Steel Drums
205 ltr/45 gal
H:85cm/2'10" W:60cm/2'
Open top, available with or without lids and clamps Lid and lever clamp or lid with nut and bolt clamp Colour of drums may vary. Drums will show signs of wear. Tighthead style
Want new steel drums?
New steel drums
Reconditioned Steel Drums
205 ltr/45 gal
H:85cm/2'10" W:60cm/2'
Open top with lever clamp
Available with or without lids and clamps Reconditioned are UN rated Normal stock item. 8 fit on a pallet. We can deliver by the truckload.
Recycled terracotta-coloured drum
220 ltr/48 gal
H:1m/3'3" W:60cm/2'
Heavy duty screw top lid. The drum is exceptional. Call and pick one up or order online. Open top. Lid width: 42cm/16.5"
Industrial quality drum.
Interior - ex-food grade, may be residues. Exterior may show signs of use, marks, scratches etc. We dispatch these as water butts all over the UK
More info/Buy now
Recycled blue tighthead drum
210 ltr/46 gal
H:94cm/3'2" W:58cm/23"
Twin bung top Ex-food grade, may be residues. This one has been converted into a recycled water butt. Want a handy spanner to undo tight bungs?
More info/Buy now
Recycled tanks and drums - all usually available from stock, though quantities vary according to our supply network.
Material:  Industrial quality standard.  Some look as good as new but most recycled naturally have evidence of use.
Environmental impact:    Our recycled steel and plastic drums are on at least second use and can be reused several before being recycled.  Recycled IBC tanks are reuseable and recyclable. Many can be reconditioned and reused several times more before a cycle of being recycled.  Our recycled IBCs are all on at least second use and have also been sourced from trusted suppliers. Responsible sourcing is what we have been doing for many years.
Certifications: Some reconditioned drums and tanks have UN ratings - ask when you phone.
Availability/Delivery: Straight away.  Usually plenty of stocks, though they will obvously vary due to supply factors. Same day dispatch if you order  before 11am. Next day delivery available. Same day dispatch for fittings ordered before 2pm. If collecting, good idea to phone so we can get your tanks out ready.  You can buy one or a truckload.  Delivery no problem to most postcodes.
Optional extras: Vast choice of additional fittings/outlets available - see fittings in our online shop  IBC fittings  or phone 01594 833308.
Prices and more info: Give us a call on 01594 833308  or email.   Some recycled products in our online shop
Notes: Recycled IBCs and drums are sourced from trusted suppliers so you can buy with confidence.  We have mostly ex-food product, though can supply tanks and drums for companies who require these tanks for other uses.

These drums and tanks are an industrial standard so the quality is exceptional.
 Capacities and dimensions are approximate.     Some tanks available in our online shop
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