Metal Drums

Reconditioned metal drums from Packaging Reuse are a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to new drums. We provide a range of options to fit your needs when it comes to reconditioned metal drums; offering UN-approved and non UN-approved drums, both tighthead and open-top. At Packaging reuse, our drums go through a thorough cleaning and quality-checking process, ensuring our clients can rely on us for a consistent and high quality product, service and overall experience. Our reconditioning process is in accordance with UK procedure and aligned with the UN recommendation of transport of dangerous goods. If you are unsure what is best for you and your business, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


Packaging Reuse offer a wide range of reconditioned metal drums including tighthead and open-top, both UN-certified and non-UN-certified. Our standard size is 210L, however we offer a range of options, tailored to your needs. Such as:

  • large, bung-top 205L drums
  • welded side seam, with bottom double or triple seamed and solutioned
  • + many more

For availability or more information, please feel free to contact us.

Reconditioned Tighthead

Tighthead drums washed by Packaging Reuse, recommended for general waste use only.

Open Top Metal Drums

We provide Reconditioned 205 litre, open-top (clip-top) metal drums, suitable to contain wastes for disposal. These are laundered and inspected both internally and externally and are available in a variety of colours and styles.

Fully Reconditioned UN

Packaging Reuse offer toll produced, UN-certified 205 litre metal drums.* Available in both tighthead and open-top (clip-top).

*this product is only available as part of major contract discussions, involving sale of other products and services on offer from Packaging Reuse.


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Why Choose Reconditioned?

Reconditioned packaging is both cheaper and more environmentally friendly! In a world becoming more environmentally conscious, when it comes to drums – reconditioned containers are the better option; reducing both the amounts of material for disposal/landfill, as well as reducing the amount of new materials being used to create the drum. Furthermore, reconditioned steel drums generate 68% less CO2 per drum when compared to brand new steel drums, helping reduce your company’s carbon footprint.

What we do

PRD Services can provide collection, recycling and disposal of all your waste, including difficult and hazardous waste streams. You can rely on us to make sure your waste will be dealt with in a responsible manner that is both efficient and effective.

Cost considerations

We understand that every business needs the cost of waste management to be manageable whilst ensuring compliance and regulations are met to have the least impact on the environment.

PRD Services will use the most appropriate and efficient recycling options to manage your waste.

What next?

Simple, just get in touch with the waste disposal team at PRD Services to discuss how we can help your company, email us at or call give the team a call for a quote on 0161 848 0976