Commodity Trading

Commodity trading relates to businesses that produce large amounts of recyclable materials, such as cardboard, plastic film, plastic bottles, wood and metal. We help these businesses realise the potential of their waste by extracting the maximum value and selling it on as a commodity. We use our extensive supply chain network to ensure you’re receiving competitive prices based on market rates.

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Zest Recycle

Commodity Trading

Whether you’re a wholesaler, retailer, manufacturer or logistics specialist, Zest Recycle can help you capitalise on the potential of your waste.

The different types of material that can be traded include but are not limited to:

  • Paper and cardboard (news and pamphlets, sorted office paper, white letter paper)
  • Plastics (plastic film (LDPE), plastic bottles (PET), milk bottles (HDPE))
  • Metals (steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, aluminium cans)
  • Textiles

When it comes to recycling trading, we help you identify the different grades of materials and most suitable collection method and equipment, so you can achieve the maximum rebate. We will carry out a thorough audit of your waste streams to help you to identify the high-value materials that you generate. We will also work with you to establish the most practical approach that will enable you to grade and separate these materials effectively.

We will collect your recyclables, arrange appropriate transportation and source a suitable processor. Our end market relationships enable us to sell these materials at the best price, meaning you could see a significant rebate for your materials.

Based in Essex, Zest Recycle offers waste trading services and advice to customers all over London and the rest of the UK. Want to squeeze the most out of your high-volume waste streams today? Get in touch.

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The Commodity Trading Journey


Waste materials, such as cardboard, paper and plastics are baled on site and prepared for collection


Baled materials are collected by one of our approved and vetted contractors


Materials are returned to a recycling plant and processed into new paper products or materials to feed into the manufacturing process, such plastic pellets


Recyclable materials are reprocessed into new materials, such as paper, cardboard boxes and fleeces

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Why Choose Zest?

Exceptional service

From the Zest Recycle customer services and account management teams, to our network of supply chain partners, carefully selected to meet our clients' individual needs, we are passionate about delivering the highest level of service at all times.

Lower costs

We work with our clients to streamline processes and optimise collections, cutting waste in every sense and ensuring maximum value is achieved from your recycling and waste resources.

Full compliance

We ensure that you are aware of the latest legislation, advise you on all aspects of compliance and help you implement best practices that ensure you are managing your waste responsibly and compliantly.

Environmentally friendly

Sustainability is the foundation of everything we do. We utilise SME contractors from local communities, helping to reduce carbon and supporting local businesses. We work collaboratively with our clients to make more sustainable waste choices.

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By choosing Zest Recycle you are supporting social value, as we are committed to utilising SME contractors to support local business and communities?

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