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IBC Totes and tanks for sale

Our IBC tote line-up


Tuff IBC tote, UN approved

U.N. Approved PTC-TDA series
The industry standard for over 30 years. These IBCs are the most environmentally friendly reusable containers available today for Transport of Dangerous Goods. ACO’s proven design ensures complete drainage and maximum durability.

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Dangerous goods, fully enclosed, UN approved IBC tote

Fully Enclosed U.N. Approved PTC-TDA-FE series
These heavy duty units offer all the benefits of the PTC-TDA series above but with the added protection of full steel side panels on all four (4) sides. Ideal for harsh working environment.

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Stackeable, Low profile, Steel & Plastic IBC tote

Low Profile
ACO Pallet Tanks low profile design offers double stacking during transportation. Large 10" threaded opening designed for unique applications.

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135 gallons, small and narrow IBC tote

Narrow Profile
ACO Containers offers another first in the industry, the narrow profile Pallet Tank. Designed to be moved through narrow doorways (30").

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Double Tank
ACO Containers offered the first double tank design in the industry. Allows for two separate products in one shipment.

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Quick Discharge
ACO QD (QuickDischarge) Pallet Tanks are designed to ship viscous liquids and allow for quick and complete drainage.

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Why choose ACO for your IBC totes?


ACO totes are made from high-quality polyethylene, which is resistant to chemicals, UV rays, and impact. This makes them a long-lasting and reliable option for storing and transporting a variety of liquids and dry goods.


ACO totes are UN-approved for the transport of dangerous goods. This means that they meet strict safety standards and can be used to transport a wide range of hazardous material. You can find us on Transport Canada’s list of suppliers of UN standardized intermediate bulk containers.


ACO totes are designed to be reused many times. This helps to reduce waste and environmental impact.


ACO totes are easy to stack and transport. This makes them a convenient option for businesses that need to move large quantities of liquids or dry goods.

Customer service

ACO has a reputation for providing excellent customer service. If you have any questions or problems with your ACO tote, you can be confident that they will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

What is a UN IBC?

  • In Canada, a UN (United Nations) Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is a container with a capacity of 3000 L or less designed for mechanical handling. The container may be rigid or flexible, but cannot be a box, drum, jerry can or bag. The specific capacity limit may vary depending on the regulations of different countries.
  • UN Standardization: UN IBCs are standardized containers that meet the marking requirements set out in the UN recommendations or relevant national standards
  • On a UN (United Nations) standardized IBC, the appropriate UN marking must be found (refer to Chapter 6.5 of the UN Recommendations or Chapter 5 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 for the requirements). They are marked with a UN packaging symbol, IBC code, packing group designation, month and year of manufacture, and country code. The mark must also meet certain criteria: it must be legible (at least 12 mm high), clearly visible (i.e., easily identifiable) and durable. For composite IBCs, the UN mark must be on the outer packaging (a mark on the inside of the container is not compliant).
  • Under Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations, a domestically manufactured UN standardized IBC must comply with the Design, Fabrication and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods standard.





What can be stored in the IBCs?

IBC  tanks can hold a variety of liquids and materials:

  • Water
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous materials
  • Solid (granules and powders) products.

They can also be used as secondary tanks to collect spills or leaks from a primary tank.


What industries may need IBCs?

  • Chemical industry: petrochemicals, phytosanitary chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and paints, oleochemistry, etc.
  • Water treatment companies and cities that need to store water for emergency systems.
  • Pulp and paper companies

Frequently asked Questions for IBC totes

What can be stored in the IBCs?

IBCs can hold a variety of liquid (water, chemicals, hazardous materials) or solid (granules and powders) products. They can also be used as secondary tanks to collect spills or leaks from a primary tank.


How do I select and use the right type of IBC?

It is the shipper’s responsibility to select the appropriate IBC for the material to be transported. There are several criteria for selecting a UN standard IBC that must be met according to the standard. When procuring an IBC, the shipper must ensure that:

  • the requirements of the packaging instructions in Appendix B of CAN/CGSB-43.146 are met;
  • the IBC tank has passed various tests regarding the packing group of the dangerous goods to be transported;
  • the load does not exceed the capacity indicated on the IBC (this could also be gross weight or allowable load);
  • the IBC has undergone the required leak test and inspection within the required time frame (for code 21 and 31 IBCs);
  • the IBC is made of a material compatible with the material being transported.