What size totes will you collect?
We collect bulk containers of all sizes, but the most common size IBC totes we collect are 275 and 330 gallon containers.
We offer full truckload pickup across the United States. We also offer less than truckload pickup near our tote recycling facilities in Addison, IL, Pittsburg, PA, Jurupa Valley, CA and Oakland, CA. Please inquire about your specific quantity and location for more details.
Can you collect the cages and pallets, as well?
Yes, we will collect the entire IBC assembly, including cages and pallets.
Do the containers have to be empty? How do I prepare a tote for return?
IBCs must be RCRA empty. An empty container is allowed 0.3% by weight of the total volume in a bulk container. In a 275 Gallon IBC, an RCRA emptier is allowed .9 of 1 gallon total volume. In a 330 Gallon IBC, an RCRA emptier is allowed 1.1 gallons total volume. The weight is measured by what the SG is of the SDS in the container. If your container is less than 119 gallons, it is not considered a bulk container. If an emptier cannot see the majority of the bottom (exposed / free from being covered over by any residue) of a plastic inner receptacle of an IBC, it is not RCRA empty. Please note containers must be empty in accordance with all local and state regulations as well.
To prepare your totes for return, please ensure your totes are empty and we will assist with the rest!
What information do you need for IBC disposal?
We require the following information in order to process the IBC disposal:
- A few pictures of the containers that will be returned.
- SDS of the former contents.
- Size of IBC being returned.
- The number of IBCs that will be returned.
- The pick up location of the containers.
All of this information is included in the form. Please fill out and we will reach out! We also have a copy of the downloadable form here
. The form must be filled out in it's entirety and signed.
Will I be charged for the pickup of IBC totes?
No, the pickup service is free.
Can I include other recyclables (such as drums) with my pickup?
Please contact us with the details of the additional containers and we will look at this on a case-by-case basis.
Do you pay for the totes?
We typically do not pay out for the totes, but we offer free pick up as a convenience service to get off your floor.
How many IBC totes must be collected before you’ll pick them up?
The quantities must be in full truckload quantities or close to truckload.
What is a truckload quantity of IBCs?
A truckload quantity of IBCs is around 60 totes depending on the capacity of the IBCs.
What types of pictures do you need for the IBCs?
While we do not need an individual picture of every tote, the pictures should be clear and be a photo of the totes that will be picked up. Please note we must have photos in advance of pickup. If we have additional questions or need more photos, a member of our team will reach out.
Why can't I just throw out my IBCs?
Though empty IBC Totes waste space and resources, companies should not throw out used IBCs. IBC disposal must be in compliance with strict federal, state and local environmental regulations. The Cary Company can work out proper disposal and recycling of a variety of totes and intermediate bulk containers (IBC's).