Please note that we will be closed for our company’s holiday lunch from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Friday 12/15/23.  An appointment is mandatory for all shipments & order pick-ups on that day.

Thank you for your cooperation.

In observance of the upcoming holidays, we will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

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- For Over 100 Years -


We are not another internet call center. We are a group of professionals who are passionate about what we do. We treat customers the way that we like to be treated. And, we have a combined experience of over 125 years in the industrial packaging industry. Give us a call – You will be greeted by one of our team members (not a machine,) and treated like you are our most important customer – because you are!


We are focused on ensuring that our products and our service meet your needs. We understand that one size does not fit all and there is no such thing as “just a regular drum.” Therefore, so that we get it right, we are going ask you the questions that matter.


When you have the experienced, dedicated people asking the right questions, it results in you having the right containers. We work closely with all of our customers, in addressing all of their requirements – from chemical compatibility and UN/DOT compliance, to custom printing and getting that perfect color, which compliments your logo/brand.


Your success is our success. We aren’t interested in a quick sale. We want to earn your trust and will go the extra mile to become a long-term business partner, an extenstion of your company. We don’t just sell containers. We build relationships that stand the test of time. But don’t just take our word for it. Scroll down to see what our long-time customers have to say.

Who We Are

Founded in Syracuse, NY in the early 1900’s, Bronstein Brothers & Son Cooperage made and refurbished wooden barrels.

Now in its fourth generation, Bronstein Container is Upstate NY’s longest running family owned full-service distributor of industrial containers. With our roots in Upstate NY, we supply a wide variety of industries throughout North America and internationally.

We service all industries and businesses of all sizes, with a variety of containers in all types and sizes.

Our Products

special orders are our specialty

Though we have a wide variety of commonly used sku’s in stock, which are ready to ship – we understand that standard vanilla may not be your flavor. We specialize in custom specifications and special orders. Whether you need custom printing, a special color, or help identifying the right interior lining, our staff is ready to work with you to identify your exact needs and guide you through the process, which will result in the container that is perfect for your brand and your product.

What Our Customers Say…

We like working with a local drum supplier who meets our needs and offers competitive pricing. The staff at Bronstein Container is always attentive and goes above and beyond to fulfill our requests. Bronstein Container offers to stock items we use regularly so we can have them available on short notice. It’s great to work with a vendor who cares about our business as much as we do!

— Lisa Andrews – Operations Manager | Solvents and Petroleum Service, Inc., Syracuse, NY


Bronstein has been a valuable supplier for many years of Safety-Kleen. They are a partner and go above and beyond to ensure our needs are consistently met.”

— Melissa Bailey – Buyer | Safety-Kleen / A Clean Harbors Company, Richardson, TX


“For more than 10 years, Bronstein Container has developed into a primary supplier to our company, for a variety of Drums and Pails. They’ve earned this status not only by their fair & reasonable cost structure, but by their attention to detail and expertise with changing market conditions and material costs.

They’ve never shied away from trying to solve a problem or situation that we presented them. I would recommend Bronstein Container to any company which might need the products and services that Bronstein Container can provide.”

— Nick Melchiore – Sourcing Supervisor | The Indium Corporation of America, Utica, NY


“I had spent countless hours pricing similar containers from different companies and I was certain I had the best price. On a lark, I decided to have them shoot me a quote. Much to my surprise, their quote blew away the competition. There had to be a catch. Maybe this was a one-time price to hook me, followed by a steady increase in price for each subsequent order, subpar customer service etc., etc. That scenario never materialized. We have been with Bronstein Container ever since. Their commitment to customer service and quality products is second to none. It ranks as one of the best decisions we have made as far as a vendor choice is concerned.”

— Greg Gardner, General Manager | J. Timothy’s Taverne, Plainville, CT


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