Organizations and Associations

Steel Shipping Container Institute

Information found here is helpful in your research on the steel drum manufacturers and the products they produce. The SSCI's Regular Members include companies operating in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE— Standard Practice Packaging and Marking

Common Questions on Empty Waste Containers. Examples of containers include a 5-gallon bucket, a 55-gallon drum, a tanker truck, or any number of other portable devices.


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EPA— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Preliminary Data Summary for Industrial Container and Drum Cleaning Industry. The report has been reviewed and approved for publication by the Engineering and Analysis Division, Office of Science and Technology.

Recycling Today

Recycling Market Information Recycling Today has RMI a online database that consists of businesses in the paper, iron and steel, nonferrous, electronics, plastic and mixed-materials recycling sectors. The directory includes address, business type, company representatives, phone, fax and e-mail information, as well as commodities processed and, for some key sectors, machinery operated.

Recycling Association of Minnesota

The association committed to promoting resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting and purchasing practices using the most cost effective and environmentally sound methods available in Minnesota.

Reusable Industrial Packaging Association

RIPA is the industry's information clearinghouse. The association sponsors workshops and meetings that provide information about issues of importance to the industry's well being and continued success.

Iowa Waste Exchange

The Exchange is a free confidential, and non-regulatory program, actively promoting the reuse and recycling of Iowa business and industry by-products and wastes.

Minnesota Materials Exchange

A free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them. By providing a business reuse network, the Materials Exchange program helps prevent usable materials from becoming waste.

Minnesota Safety Council

The mission of the Minnesota Safety Council is to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live by helping you prevent unintentional injuries at home, on the road, at work and at play.

Northeast Chamber of Commerce

The NE Chamber offers many programs throughout the year. Programs ranging from networking opportunities to forums featuring elected officials on Current Community Issues.