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. 884-7646
Mfr. Part No.56863
BrandVikan
TWD729.00
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12L Blue Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6579
Mfr. Part No.56887
BrandVikan
TWD613.00
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6L Orange Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 705-6274
BrandRS PRO
TWD570.00
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40L Green Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6573
Mfr. Part No.56881
BrandVikan
TWD613.00
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6L Pink Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 884-7655
Mfr. Part No.56864
BrandVikan
TWD729.00
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12L Red Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8992
Mfr. Part No.56936
BrandVikan
TWD628.00
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- Yellow Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 237-1427
BrandRS PRO
TWD205.00
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10L Green Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-9763
Mfr. Part No.568988
BrandVikan
TWD151.00
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- Grey Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 790-6867
BrandRS PRO
TWD680.00
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14L Blue Plastic Yes Yes -
RS Stock No. 705-6261
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,273.00
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20L Green Plastic Yes Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 178-7717
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,319.00
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13L - Galvanised Steel Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6578
Mfr. Part No.56886
BrandVikan
TWD613.00
Each
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6L Yellow Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 884-7652
Mfr. Part No.56866
BrandVikan
TWD729.00
Each
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12L Yellow Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6561
Mfr. Part No.56882
BrandVikan
TWD613.00
Each
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6L Green Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 178-7706
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,048.00
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12L Silver Galvanised Steel Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6580
Mfr. Part No.56888
BrandVikan
TWD613.00
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6L Purple Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 176-6581
Mfr. Part No.56889
BrandVikan
TWD615.00
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6L Black Plastic Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-8983
Mfr. Part No.56895
BrandVikan
TWD151.00
Each
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- White Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8977
Mfr. Part No.56878
BrandVikan
TWD287.00
Each
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- Purple Plastic - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8988
Mfr. Part No.56932
BrandVikan
TWD628.00
Each
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- Green Plastic Yes - -