Smiths of the Forest of Dean Ltd

The Tank and Drum Experts - for fast delivery or collection - 01594 833308.
 Same day dispatch on most stocked products for orders before 11am.   Fitting orders phoned/online before 2pm.

 Registered with the Environment Agency and members of the Federation of Small Businesses     

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Recycled Containers

Recycled Tanks including IBCs - Large Water Tanks - Conical Tanks - Steel Drums - Small Plastic Drums
Ring before 11am for same day dispatch or call in and collect.  If you want to be the first to know about stocks and any 'new' recycled products coming into our premises click our Twitter link above.

Recycled 460 litre Conical Tank - ex food     

Phone 01594 833308
for more information.
Prices vary according
to the specification
of the tank.
Large screw top lid
Ex-food grade.
Suitable for
biofuel and use
as feed hoppers.
stainless steel
side-flow tap
for biofuel.
Plus fully
steel frame.
may vary
460 litre/101 gallon
Height: 1.75m/5ft 9" 75cm/2ft 6" by
75cm/2ft 6"
Hopper as above
with push on lid
(push on lid not shown)
 £75 +VAT
With screw top lid
as shown, and
2" BSP outlet. 
No valve. £95 + VAT
With screw top lid,
2" BSP outlet
and stainless steel tap,
all as shown.  £135 + VAT
From stock.

Go to   New Conicals

Recycled Plastic Drums      
 45 litre ex-Mango chutney      

45 litre/10 gallon
twin handles
Ht: 47cm/18"
W:  38cm/15"
Ex food grade.
May be residues.
Call in and pick one up or we can dispatch. Lids may be red
or black

160 litre and 205 litre White Drum
160 litre /
35 gallon
160 litre:
Ht: 0.7m/2'4"
W: 0.6m/2'
Limited stocks.
Opaque - you
will be able to
see your
product level
Twin Bung
160 litre fitted
with a
vented cap
205 litre now in.

Want new drums? 
Click here.
Drum Bung Spanner      
Helps to undo tight bungs.
Will fit all twin bung drums
Fits plastic twin bung
tighthead drums
More info/Buy now      
Recycled Steel Drums      

205 litre
45 gallon
Ht: 0.85m/2'10"
W: 0.6m/2'
 Clip Top
with or without
lids and clamps
Colours of
drums may
These will
fit up to 8
on a pallet

Reconditioned Steel Drums      

205 litre
45 gallon
Ht: 0.85m/2'10"
W: 0.6m/2'
with or without
lids and clamps
UN rated
Are you looking
for new steel
drums?  Click here.

Recycled IBC Tanks - ex food containers.   Go to main recycled IBC page    

600 litre /132 gal
820 litre/180 gal
820 litre/180 gal
1000 litre /220 gal
1000 litre /220 gal
        More IBC Tank


Two IBCs linked
together - Fittings
Example of an
IBC outlet
Example of a metal
tap on an IBC tank
This measures
60 mm
This measures
100 mm.
    To learn how to measure an IBC outlet, see our You Tube video
Ex-food containers.  These white intermediate bulk containers are all palletised with a galvanised steel cage.   They are
food grade and sourced from known suppliers. You can buy one individually or by the lorry load.  Our reconditioned tanks are to an even higher standard.  If it is new IBCs you prefer go to  New IBC Tanks.          Also see IBC Bunds
IBC Fittings         
 Taps Adaptors  Camlock  Spouts  Adaptor 
                      Want more fittings?    Go here

Recycled Water Butt - Terracotta Screw Top - with or without tap   Buy now

220 litre/48 gallon
Ht: 1m / 3'3"
W: 60cm/24 in
Shown with plastic
tap - you can have
it without a tap
Lid width:
42cm / 16½ in
See All-in price
Heavy duty
with screw
top lid
Ex food grade.
May be
Water Butts from recycled plastic barrels are a responsible way to save water and protect the environment.  We always have stock ready-to-go and if you can, it is always best to call in and choose from what we have available on the day.  Visitors can choose where they want a tap sited or have downpipe holes cut out or a complete top cut off.  You don't have to have a tap if you don't want too.  We offer choice, however supplies will vary on a day to day basis.  If you want one sent out to you - that's not a problem.  Those of you unable to visit can tell us your requirements over the phone or by email and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Water Butts can be sent to many postcode areas throughout the UK.  If you want to team up with friends and buy in bulk give us a call.  We can fit 8 on a pallet and you can share the delivery costs with others. 

Recycled Water Butt - Blue Twin Bung - with or without tap

Sourcing recycled
barrels is difficult
and so stocks of
these recycled Water
Butts will vary
week to week.

210 litre/46 gallon
blue Twin Bung
Ht: 94cm / 3'2"
W: 58cm/23 in  
See All-in price
Call in and pick one
up or we can despatch.
Ex food grade.
May be residues.

      Capacities and dimensions are approximate.
Add a Water Pump to large water tanks  
Pump - 200 litres
per minute. For 
non-industrial use.
6 metre
emersion depth
5 metre head
20mm semi-solids
Suitable for use
with 'grey' water
500 Watts
and 230V

Buy now

We have access to many other pumps so give us a call to discuss exactly what you need.  Telephone 01594 833308.

WANTED.  IBC tanks, drums and barrels.  From Companies/Corporations - we want your food grade barrels and drums for recycling - we recycle both steel and plastic.  Aso wanted for recycling - any large steel or polypropylene tanks.  Email photographs and quantities to email.
You may also like to see:
horizontal oil tank    
Oil Tanks
Complete Rain
harvesting system
Conical Tanks
Water Tanks

Drums and Barrels






Recycled Containers:
* Tanks
* Plastic Drums
* Steel Drums

Almost all are stock
items.  However as
these products are recycled, stock levels
do fluctuate on a
weekly basis.

Smiths at NEC

Available for collection from one of our Gloucestershire depots. 
If collecting ring to confirm stock levels.

We can deliver all
products to most postcodes. Most
of the large tanks
can be delivered free
to many postcode areas.
Delivery takes 2 - 4
days.  On individual
drums delivery takes
1 -2 days. 

Need prices and information?
Ring and talk to an experienced member
of staff.

Ready to buy?
Call in or phone
your order through.
Many items are in
our online shop

Tel:01594 833308

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Credit cards accepted

Our stand at NEC Birmingham







Our drums and barrels have featured in films
and the theatre.  Supplied to:

Skyfall, Les Miserablés and Jack the Giant Slayer.   Plus World War Z, The Dark Knight and Atonement.  
Theatre credits include Bristol Old Vic, London West End Productions, National Theatre on the South Bank and Cirque du Soleil.