The Material Transfer sanitary lift and seal container discharger accepts a container of material loaded above floor level and discharges its contents into a hopper. The system seals the container to the stainless steel pour hood for dust-tight discharge. The pour hood has an actuated roller slide gate for material flow control. Other design features include a continuously welded, tubular steel frame with no tube penetrations and rigid conduit and hydraulic lines mounted on welded stand-offs. The container discharger is available with discharge heights up to 40 ft. for any size drum or container.