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This page contains important information and links regarding trucking, empty drum acceptance, and other useful information including links to other sites and downloadable files. If you are interested in doing business with us we urge you to familiarize yourself with the information provided by this website regarding the products and/or services that are of interest to you. When you're ready to get in touch with us please click Contact Us for postal address, phone numbers, and email addresses.


 While we make every effort to supply you with the container that you need we cannot be responsible for determining which container is appropriate for your materials. It is the customer's responsibility to be sure that the material that they plan to put inside of the container is compatible with the container requested. Contact us for further information.

 When you fill a U.N. regulated drum for transport, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation requires that it be sealed up according to specific torque requirements for it's respective closures (bungs and bolt rings). You can find more information on this page.

 All used, empty containers that we receive must be drip-empty, securely sealed, and have excess residue wiped off. A company representative is required to sign an empty drum certification for all used, empty containers that we receive. You can learn more by clicking here.

 Containers that had previously contained an acutely hazardous product must be rinsed or cleaned to meet certain EPA standards before we can accept them. Find out more on this page.

 Our employees whom pick-up or accept used empty containers are not allowed to empty residue from containers, nor are they allowed to put bungs in or to put lids on used drums. These things must be done prior to us picking-up or receiving the containers.

If you generate waste, you might call Tri-State Government Services to handle your disposal needs. They've been in business since 1991 and they're friendly and reliable.


The Code of Federal Regulations is online. Specific links concerning containers can be found on other pages of this website (Containers, Disposal). Click this link to go to the Code of Federal Regulations online.
If you generate Hazardous Material you may find this site informative.


We have our own fleet of trucks and trailers. In most cases a product or a pick-up can be scheduled for 1 to 3 business days from the order day. If you have an urgent need for a product we'll try to rearrange our delivery schedule to get you out of a bind. Of course you can send your own vehicle or arrange for a freight company to pick up at our location here in Chattanooga. Please call in advance to assure availability. When you call wanting a pick-up of used empty containers, be sure to have them drip-emptied and securely sealed. Also have them grouped together in a single accessible location to avoid incurring demurrage or multiple location charges.


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on our trucks & trailers.

We are open for business from 8:00AM to 4:00PM EST Monday thru Friday. Our normal scheduled holidays are:

  • Christmas through New Years Day (On Vacation for Week)
  • MLK Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Da(On Vacation for Week)
  • Labor Day
  • Day beforeThanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, and day after

Hours and days of operation are subject to change without notice. Please schedule with us before coming or sending a truck in.



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Drum Service Inc. 1501 E. 37th St. Chattanooga, TN. 37407 423-867-2975 fax 423-867-5920