5 Gallon Bucket Dimensions

dimensions 5 gallon bucketThe most common questions I get asked about 5 gallon buckets are regarding their dimensions. I’m hesitant to answer questions on the dimensions of a 5 gallon bucket because it will vary between models, sometimes significantly.

So this article is an attempt to catalog the most popular 5 gallon buckets in use today, along with their weights, measurements, capacities and anything else relevant. I’ll also be linking to the manufacturers’ specification sheets where available so you can delve much deeper into bucket statistics.

This page is a constant work in progress – we will add more manufacturers as they are brought to our attention.

Dimensions of Popular 5 Gallon Buckets

For each manufacturer, we will publish the dimensions of their most popular bucket only, and link to spec sheets for the rest. Where available, I’ve included the bucket weight as an indicator of sturdiness. 

Pro-Western Plastics

This company has much more information publicly available than any other company I’ve come across. We encourage you to take a look at these spec sheets for general data regarding stacking dimensions, maximum weight capacity, shipping pallet analysis and tons of other fun data.

Manufacturer:
PRO-WESTERN PLASTICS
Model:
#746
Category
Imperial
Metric
Height
15.6 in
39.6 cm
Diameter(top)
11.8 in
30.0 cm
Diameter(bottom)
10.2 in
25.9 cm
Circumference(top)
37.1 in
94.2 cm
Circumference(bottom)
32.0 in
81.2 cm
Volume
5.86 gal
22.18 litr
Wall Thickness
0.09in
0.229 in
Weight (empty)
2.17 lb
989 g
pro-western-746 5 gallon bucket

 

U.S Plastics (manufactured by Letica)

Great Western Container

Leaktite (download pdf catalog 3.75 mb)

 

Home Depot

Manufacturer:
HOME DEPOT
Model:
#05GLHD2
Category
Imperial
Metric
Height
14.5 in
36.8 cm
Diameter(top)
11.8 in
29.8 cm
Diameter(bottom)
-
-
Circumference(top)
36.9 in
93.8 cm
Circumference(bottom)
-
-
Volume
5 gal
20 litr
Wall Thickness
-
-
Weight (empty)
1.8 lb
816 g

 

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    • I dont know any recycling places that give you money for them. You could try selling them on craigslist – you never know who is looking for cheap buckets.

  1. I do have leakage! and am looking for a replacement. I have a stepcan used for compostables in the kitchen. It has a galvanized 5 gal. bucket w/wire handle; 9″ diam by 24″ high NO TAPER. The bottom has rotted, I need a plastic replacement & can’t find one — plastic because the compost reacts with the metal. Plastic bags are contrary to the whole idea. Thanks to anyone w/ a find or solution.

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