About San Diego Drums & Totes
In the late 2000’s when diesel prices soared to over $5 per gallon, Starr Skinner looked for an alternative to power his export companies’ small fleet of diesel trucks. Biodiesel seemed like a reasonable alternative, as it uses waste vegetable oil to form a clean-burning, sustainable fuel compatible with diesel motors. The problem was he could not find any reasonably priced storage containers in San Diego to store his waste vegetable oil in.
After several weeks of research, he purchased 100 used 55 gallon plastic drums from a Los Angeles area food manufacturer. This was more drums than needed so he sold the surplus drums on Craigslist. The demand was significant, and he was overwhelmed by the positive response from customers. This experience illuminated the need for affordable storage containers in San Diego. San Diego Drums & Totes started to fulfill that need. We have now grown into a 10,000 sqft warehouse that stocks thousands of new, used and reconditioned containers. Whether you are looking for an industrial tank for your business or someone looking for a rain barrel we have the container and customer service you need.