Frequently asked questions
How much is the postage?
Click HERE to view the carriage charges page. Certain areas cost more when sent by couriers, particularly the Scottish Highlands. We ourselves do not profit from the increased cost. The Royal Mail option for small items is a fixed cost to all of the UK.
Who will deliver my order?
Small items will be sent by Royal Mail 1st class Signed for (Recorded Delivery).
Most orders are shipped via our couriers, DPD, who will email and/or text you on the morning of delivery with a 1 hour delivery window. You can also reply to these messages to change the delivery day, nominate a neighbour to receive your goods, suggest a safe place to leave the parcel (at your own risk if you choose this option) or arrange to collect from a local shop, Halfords or DPD depot. This link takes you to the DPD Pickup Shop Finder
How is my order packaged?
All orders are packed in boxes. Over 85% of our boxes are good quality recycled boxes which we source locally.
Do you need a signature for delivery?
For orders shipped by our couriers DPD, you have options. DPD will email and/or text you on the morning of delivery with a 1 hour delivery window plus you will be able to change the delivery date, select delivery to a neighbour, suggest a safe place to leave the parcel (at your own risk if you choose this option) or arrange to collect from a local shop, Halfords or DPD depot. This link takes you to the DPD Pickup Shop Finder
For orders shipped by Royal Mail Signed For (Recorded) a signature is required. Alternatively you can have it delivered to your place of work by ticking the 'Deliver To A Different Address' box during the checkout.
When will my order be despatched?
All orders received before 1pm Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually despatched the same day.
Can I track my parcel?
For orders shipped by DPD, Yes you will receive tracking information by email and/or text message as soon as your parcel is dispatched.. You will be able to change the delivery date, select delivery to a neighbour, suggest a safe place to leave the parcel (at your own risk if you choose this option) or arrange to collect from a local shop, Halfords or DPD depot. This link takes you to the DPD Pickup Shop Finder
Can I send my order to a different address?
Yes you can have your order delivered to a different address. Simply tick the 'Ship to a different address' box at the checkout.
What are Rainbow Trugs made of?
Rainbow Trugs are made from a Food Grade LDPE which makes them strong and flexible. All colourants are Food Approved to EU and FDA standard. Our products are 100% free from harmful phthalates which some manufacturers use to increase the flexibility of their products. We always however recommend washing your new trug in soapy water before use.
Are Rainbow Trugs really Made In Britain?
Oh Yes. We are very proud to say that they are Made in Britain unlike some other leading Brands.
Are they UV Stable?
Yes they are UV Stable and they will not fade or crack when exposed to sunlight.
Why should I buy Rainbow Trugs rather than other makes?
Rainbow Trugs are very good quality and they have the thickest side wall on the market which makes them much more versatile than just using them for garden rubbish, i.e. Plant containers, ice buckets as they do not split when heavy weight is added to them unlike other leading Brands. We have also developed a larger range of colours and sizes available than any other manufacturer. If you want quality - buy Rainbow Trugs!
What sizes are available?
They are available in 7 sizes (2.2L, 14L, 15L, 25L, 30L, 45L and 75L) click HERE to view the dimensions
All dimensions given are to the rim. Handles will add to the height and width.
Do you sell them in packs?
We do occasionally offer some packs of clearance items at discounted prices. However, because we regularly offer a discount for buying larger quantities, you can benefit from lower prices on what YOU want to buy, rather than having to buy the colours or sizes that a pack would stipulate.
Scent-Sations™ Scented Trugs. How long does the fragrance last?
This depends on where your trug is used. In a cool bedroom as a laundry bin it will last longer than outdoors. In a small room the scent will be more intense than a large, well ventilated area and it is hard to give a definitive answer. But, in saying that, they are highly fragranced and really do smell as described. And, when the fragrance does finally fade, you still have a truly versatile container....
Tell me more about your Gift Message Service
If your purchase is a gift for someone, you can add a free Gift Message to your cart (found under the Gift Idea section). Simply complete the form and we will print this and send it in the box with your order.
Please Note: If we deem your message is inappropriate, we reserve the right NOT to send it.
If you wish your gift to be a surprise and are sending it direct to the recipient, you can use your own email address and phone number under the delivery address.
Can you carry with the handles together?
Yes with the 2.2L, 14L, 15L, 30L, 45L & 75L Rainbow Trugs, the handles can be held together and carried like a bag. The 25L shallow trugs are thicker and stiffer for heavier duty applications, with thicker sidewall/base and are not recommended to hold both handles in one hand. Trugs are designed to be carried using two hands or one hand if the handles are together. Carrying a loaded trug by one handle may shorten its life.
Tell me more about Rainbow Trug Stickers?
We make a range of stickers to decorate your Rainbow Trug and even bring them to life! Made in the UK from a quality vinyl material, these stickers have been developed to stick securely to the food grade polymer our Rainbow Trugs are made from. They will however peel off cleanly if required. With a new Rainbow Trug, simply wipe the area with a dry cloth and apply the sticker. To brighten a well used Rainbow Trug we suggest you wash the area with soapy water then dry thoroughly to give the sticker a good surface to adhere to. If you are thinking of using our fabulous stickers to brighten another manufacturers trug/bucket, we cannot guarantee they will stick securely.
My horse keeps breaking its feed bowls, what do you recommend?
Whilst we have tried to make the best Trugs we can with thicker sidewalls and the right choice of material, half a ton of horse will stamp on, chew and throw whatever you use. We therefore only recommend the EasiSKIP Recycled Tyre feeder for this job. Alpacas and Llamas tend to be kinder to their feed bowls and we have supplied many RainbowTrugs of all sizes to owners of these animals.
Can Rainbow Trugs be used as plant containers?
Yes they are the perfect solution for growing plants especially vegetables as they are very sturdy and have the strongest and thickest side wall as they do not split when heavy weight is added to them unlike other leading Brands.
Can I use them to put food in?
Rainbow Trugs are manufactured in the UK from a Food Grade LDPE Polymer and coloured with a Food Approved Colourant to EU and FDA standards. We always recommend washing your new trug in soapy water before use.
I'm confused, 'What is a Trug?'
We call them Trugs but admit that lots of people call them different names like bucket, tub, bin or even a trig. There are also those who say that only Sussex Trugs, with their single handle can be called Trugs. We simply describe our Rainbow Trugs as flexible trugs and accept that other terms such as flexi-tub, trugg with a double 'g', plastic pot or feed bowl will be used.
How do I become a Rainbow Trug stockist?
It is very easy to become a Rainbow Trug stockist, click HERE to fill in the online contact form.