Our utility pails are made of a reinforced molded "rubber polymer" alloy. They will take incredible abuse: they will not rust, dent, crack, or crush, and will resist effects of weather and strong detergents. These are the best pails we've found for dairy farm use. You can use this pail all winter; water can freeze in it and not crack it. Unique fittings on handle withstand severe strain. Choose from 8 quart or 12 quart size. The 12 quart utility pail is an additional $3.20.