The 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.
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.
#740 standard duty 5 gallon bucket (2.1 lb)
- #745 light duty 5¼ gallon bucket (1.8 lb)
#746 heavy duty 5¼ gallon bucket (2.17 lb)
#750 oversize 6 gallon bucket (2.55 lb)
U.S Plastics (manufactured by Letica)
Great Western Container
Leaktite (download pdf catalog 3.75 mb)
- Standard white .70 mil 5 gallon bucket
- Black 5 gallon bucket
- Red 5 gallon bucket
- Camo 5 gallon bucket
- America 5 gallon bucket
- Orange 5 gallon bucket (1.8 lb)
- Leaktite unbranded 5 gallon buckets (1.73 lb)
(see also: home depot buckets)