Buckets

Buckets are normally open topped containers complete with a handle used for carrying various materials and liquids. There is a bucket to suit every application as buckets are available in various shapes, sizes, capacity and colour.
You would normally use a bucket for carrying water though they are used for commercial and industrial purposes. Buckets are also used as containers within the shipping industry, transporting chemicals and industrial products. Mop buckets which are used along with a mop and have wheels or castors attached to the bucket making it easier to move around. Especially useful if you have large area to clean you can easily move the bucket as you go from area to area.

What are buckets made from?

Buckets are available in various materials to suit your everyday need and there are four main materials.
• Galvanised steel
• Flexible plastic
• Rigid plastic
• Polypropylene

Ranges of buckets are extra strong and are made to carry boiling water, strong chemicals and detergents.

Can I buy a bucket with a lid?

Some buckets are supplied with lids. Important if cross contamination is possible. Important until the contents are disposed of. An example is a charging bucket used within health care.

Types of buckets available.

Standard bucket - cleaning, general purpose
Easy pour buckets with a spout
Builders bucket
Plasterers bucket
Industrial steel buckets
Bato buckets (used in horticulture)
Charging buckets (health care)
Trug – multiple use – animal feed buckets, large capacity.

Buckets are normally round in shape and are also available with a flat side for easy storage. Especially useful where storage space is limited.


Is the colour of a Bucket important?

The colour of a bucket can be important especially when a bucket has a specific use. Important if cross contamination is an issue also if a bucket is to contain chemicals, detergents or corrosive material. For example, if within a hospital environment a bucket is used to carry needles and the rule is all buckets that carry needles are “red” and floor buckets are “blue”, staff know the specific use for that bucket.


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RS Stock No. 218-6724
BrandRS PRO
$16.26
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12L Red Plastic Yes Yes -
RS Stock No. 705-6265
BrandRS PRO
$106.21
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20L Yellow Plastic Yes Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 218-6730
BrandRS PRO
$16.26
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12L Blue Plastic Yes Yes -
RS Stock No. 705-6268
BrandRS PRO
$126.73
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20L Blue Plastic Yes Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 790-6882
BrandRS PRO
$11.37
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- Silver Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 884-7646
Mfr. Part No.56863
BrandVikan
$37.36
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12L Blue Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8970
Mfr. Part No.56871
BrandVikan
$15.04
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- Pink Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8971
Mfr. Part No.56872
BrandVikan
$15.04
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- Green Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8980
Mfr. Part No.56892
BrandVikan
$7.79
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- Green Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 176-6633
Mfr. Part No.56926
BrandVikan
$79.82
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20L Yellow Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8981
Mfr. Part No.56893
BrandVikan
$7.79
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- Blue Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 237-1382
BrandRS PRO
$10.44
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10L Red Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8972
Mfr. Part No.56873
BrandVikan
$15.04
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- Blue Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8988
Mfr. Part No.56932
BrandVikan
$32.26
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- Green Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-9752
Mfr. Part No.568677
BrandVikan
$37.60
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12L - Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8983
Mfr. Part No.56895
BrandVikan
$7.79
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- White Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8973
Mfr. Part No.56874
BrandVikan
$15.04
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- Red Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8989
Mfr. Part No.56933
BrandVikan
$32.26
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- Blue Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 884-7658
Mfr. Part No.56865
BrandVikan
$39.31
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12L White Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-9759
Mfr. Part No.568877
BrandVikan
$30.80
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6L - Plastic Yes - -