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Stainless steel is used everywhere, from zippers to skyscrapers; it is a vital part of our lives. Stainless steel is strong, corrosion resistant, low maintenance, and 100% recyclable. Stainless steel bins are used for transporting and holding solid chemical waste. They are used widely in agricultural, food, and chemical industries to contain solids like granulated sugar, chemicals, grains, and even waste.Read More…

Stainless Steel Bins In general terms, stainless steel bins are durable metal containers used to hold and transport dry goods. Bins vary in size, shape and usage and are used in a wide variety of settings.
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Carol Stream, IL  |  630-629-9900

Here at Frain Industries, Inc. we offer an extensive line of stainless steel tanks. These tanks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes based on their application. Our tank sizes range from 5 gallons to 10,000 gallons and these tanks can be customized to meet your application needs.

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Oak Lawn, IL  |  708-424-4170

For 50 years G & F Manufacturing has been a leading quality stainless steel tank manufacturer for many industries, including pharmaceutical, food & beverage. Their storage containers offer quality workmanship & durability.

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G & F Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

West Alexandria, OH  |  937-839-4604

Rexarc’s focus is on the fabrication of custom stainless and carbon steel pressure vessels. We welcome applications with pressures between 500 and 5,000 psi. After nearly 100-years of being in business, Rexarc has the knowledge, attitude, equipment, and processes to support your needs in vessel production and value add services of piping, instrumentation, paint, and other controls integration. Rexarc’s traditions of customization, communication, and commitment to on-time delivery of products has been passed down through four generations of family leadership. Our customers know that we were here yesterday, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow.

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Rexarc International $$$

Atwood, ON  |  800-347-2982

Smith Steel & Fabrication is a leading manufacturer of specialized mild and stainless steel silos for bulk storage applications. Our custom steel fabricated silos are built to meet our client's exact specifications. Each project is designed and engineered in-house and hand-welded by our fantastic team of CWB certified welders.

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Smith Steel & Fabrication $$$

Ridgeway, VA  |  877-959-2138

Since 1975, Smart Machine has been an innovative industry leader in designing and manufacturing stainless steel tanks. With many years of experience, we can efficiently serve our customers at competitive prices. Our main focus has always been to provide our customers with high-quality products with the exact specifications for their needs.

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Smart Machine Technologies, Inc. $$$

Oak Harbor, OH  |  419-898-2821

Northern Manufacturing offers a wide range of capabilities in quality services, including stainless steel tanks. Our main focus has always been to provide our customers with the exact specifications for their unique needs. Our tanks can be manufactured up to 14’ in diameter and up to 65’ long.

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Northern Manufacturing Co. $$$
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Characteristics of Stainless Steel Bins

  • Stainless steel bins are non-porous and highly resistant to chemicals and corrosion.
  • The capacity of a stainless steel bin can vary from 20-50 cubic feet.
  • The bins can be stacked or hanging and are usually rectangular in shape.
  • The stainless steel bins are open-top containers with hinged lids, flat sides, and a sloping bottom.
  • For ease, the open-top containers are mounted on a portable base or a steel frame with casters to transfer material directly into the bin.
  • Some bins act like a hopper. A door at their conical bottom pours out liquid at controlled rate.

Production of Stainless Steel Bins

The production of stainless steel bins is a multi-step process. Steel scrap is melted, cast into a solid shape, heated up, cleaned, and polished.

Melting and Casting

The steel is put into a furnace alongside various alloy metals. It may take 8-10 hours for the steel to melt. The refined steel is then extracted and put into molds.


Next, the steel is hot rolled and formed into cast steel. Large rollers turn the cast steel into a thinner, longer form. Hot rolling takes place above the steel’s recrystallization temperature, and cold rolling happens below it.

Heat Treatment

Heat treatment strengthens the rolled steel. The steel is treated at a high temperature then slowly cooled down.


In the heating process, the rolled steel has an oxidized layer on it. Descaling is the process of removing this layer to restore the shiny surface of the steel.


Stainless steel can be cut by plasma cutting, water jet cutting and more.


Manufacturers will ‘finish’ the steel to add corrosion-resistant properties, make it easier to clean, and give the steel a polished look. Stainless steel totes are similar to stainless steel bins. They are also rectangular containers used to transport and store fluids. Stainless steel totes can be stacked easily as they are covered and are collapsible when not in use.

production process of stainless steel bins

Types of Stainless Steel Bins

There is many uses for stainless steel bins. The bins themselves differ in terms of size, placement, construction, and application. Some of these bins are as follows:

Stainless Steel Bin Boxes

These boxes are used to store fluids or solids in industries or households.

Stainless Steel Tote Baskets

Stainless steel tote baskets are used for placing solid objects for transport for storage.

stainless steel tote basket

Metal Waste Containers

These containers are used for disposing of waste in industrial facilities and individual households. Some metal waste containers include push lids or step-open pedals to make it easier to dispose of waste.

Wall-Mounted Waste Containers

These waste bins are mounted on walls to free up the ground space.

Touch-Free Waste Containers

These waste containers work automatically. Just wave a hand and the lid will open and close automatically.

touch free waste container

Outdoor Cigarette Waste Containers

These cigarette waste containers help in keeping the outdoor environment clean and tidy. The narrow neck of this waste bin helps in extinguishing internal fires and the wide base provides stability.

outdoor cigarette waste container

Dual Compartment Step Open

Recycling and waste disposal is both done at the same time in this bin without mixing them up. These bins are hands-free and the lid closes softly.

dual compartment step open

Food Industry Stainless Steel Drum

The drums or bins used in the food industry are welded enough to close the seams for drainage of food from the container.

Wipe Dispensers

These bins or dispensers are used to hold hand wipes for cleaning purposes and are available in almost every public place.

dispenser for wipes

Applications of Stainless Steel Bins

  • Stainless steel bins are used in our everyday life for waste disposal.
  • Industries use large steel bins for storing and transporting solids and other fluids from one place to another.
  • Stainless steel bins are used in the medical and pharmaceutical industry for waste disposal or storing sterile equipment.

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