Containers Unlimited is a family owned and operated business since 1983. It is located on 5.38 acres and occupies over 70,000 square feet of warehousing in Oakland, California. The company has diversified since it’s founding. When its owner, Mike McGuire, was previously employed as a baker, he envisioned a need to do something with all the empty plastic pails their company was generating. From his home garage, he started washing these pails and selling them to various markets. His vision for recycling soon out grew his garage and the company is now the largest reconditioner of plastic pails and plastic drums in Northern California, if not all of California and the West.
Starting in 1983, as a one man operation, Mike had only one product line, used plastic pails. Today, Containers Unlimited employs 32 people and has 4 divisions of products and services. In addition to the distribution of used pails and drums, we are a full line warehouse distributor of new industrial and food packaging products ranging from 1oz plastic bottles to 55 gallon plastic drums, from pint metal paint cans to 55 gallon steel drums, from food cans to agricultural pick boxes. To compliment the distribution division, Containers Unlimited has 3 service divisions: reconditioning, repacking and regrinding. Even though the products have increased, the service attitude has not changed. Our customer needs is our #1 service priority.
Help us celebrate 29 years in business by experiencing our dedication to our customers. We recognize, as a first generation business owner, that we would not be successful without our dedicated customers. Our dedicated service makes the difference in your success. Contact us at 510.887.9277 with any of your packaging or needs.