Plastic Recycling

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Benefits of cieTrade's Plastic Recycling Software

Lets You Work More Effectively

cieTrade helps plastic recyclers manage their critical business data and operations from one place that can be instantly and securely accessed from anywhere

Organizes Your Plastic Recycling Operation

Our unique worksheet concept provides complete control, traceability and oversight of your plastic inventory from origin through manufacturing and shipping.

Integrates With
Your Scales

cieTrade offers seamless scale integration with truck, floor, and forklift scales with optional stored tare weights to save time and improve accuracy.

Increases Material

cieTrade provides complete traceability of material sources (genealogy) throughout the entire recycling process for increased quality control and claims

Provides Critical Business Insights

cieTrade's plastic recycling software provides valuable business intelligence with real-time gross profit reports by customer, supplier, product, tonnage trend and more.

Seamlessly Connects
With Accounting

Saves time and minimizes errors by synchronizing master data and transaction postings without the use of manual batch files that can easily lead to reconciliation headaches.

Key Features of cieTrade's Plastic Recycling Software

Material Grading & Processing

  • Supports user-definable plastic attributes including: Melt Index, Grade, Type, Color, Condition and more.
  • Allows products to be defined by attribute combination to avoid the use of part numbers.
  • Tracks the sources of material (genealogy) by supplier & buyer for quality control, claims and commissions.
  • Supports user definable job types and equipment such as slitting, grinding, flaking, extruding and more each with their own internal operating costs.
  • Tracks production time, operators, waste and more.
  • Capitalizes all production & internal costs into finished goods.

Pricing & Orders

  • Handles both spot and contract orders.
  • Allows you to establish pricing by account, grade, weight, packaging type, per each and more.
  • Supports market and index-formula pricing.
  • Automatically updates prices on received loads & shipments.
  • Automatically rolls‐over pricing agreements.
  • Features “confirmed pricing workflow” to avoid settlements on unconfirmed prices.
  • Provides a central dashboard to manage and edit pricing and view pricing history from one place.
  • Shows real-time order status, budget to actual analysis, and more.

Dispatch Management

  • Manages on-demand, scheduled, one-time and recurring service requests for equipment drop-offs, pickups, switches and more.
  • Supports multi-stop pickups, bale routes and municipal stream allocations.
  • Generates driver tickets and route sheets.
  • Monitors performance to meet service level demands.
  • Features optional mobile dispatch app for drivers.

Inventory Control

  • Supports both serial (itemized) and bulk inventory models.
  • Track material in real-time by warehouse, lot, raw/finished goods and more.
  • Custom barcode labels and scanning support improves identification and accuracy of material movements, pack and pick, stock identification and cycle counts.
  • Values material with at a landed cost, capitalizing freight, storage & processing costs.

Logistics Management

  • Built-in workflow features help organize open tickets, ungraded and unpriced loads, in-process shipments, approvals, logistics notifications and more.
  • Quickly find shipments by any reference including order, pickup, truck and invoice number, bill of lading, carrier, and more.
  • Document Event tracking helps you stay on top of shipping requirements and notifications.
  • Universal search engine makes it easy to retrieve attached documents and photos from anywhere in the system.


  • Shows the projected profitability of every plastic shipment.
  • Generates all of the specialized reports you need to manage daily activity and business performance.
  • Advanced reports include: gross profit by customer, supplier, product and more, tonnage and pricing trends, order matching and fulfillment, settlement statements, commissions and more.
  • Integrated Self-Service Portal provides your customers and recycling partners with on-demand access and visibility to recovered material, shipments, pricing, payments, documents and more.

Want to see a full list of features?

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Additional Tools



cieTrade’s inventory scanning app helps your warehouse quickly check and edit inventory, confirm inventory availability and minimize time spent with stock and cycle counts.

ciephoto phones


ciePhoto replaces your existing digital camera and allows users to take photos of outbound export containers or to document quality issues on received loads.


Yes, cieTrade offers direct integration with floor, truck, and forklift scales to pull scaled material weights directly into the system. Users can also link multiple scales to device running cieTrade, and select which scale they want to read from. This feature only works with scales that have an IP Address.

Yes, cieTrade’s unique design makes it fast and easy to record and attach container and material photos, external documents, and more to all of your orders and tickets. cieTrade also supports IP camera integration so you can easily record received material quality at your warehouse.

Yes, cieTrade’s plastic recycling software offers direct integration with barcode scanners and label printers that support Bluetooth compatability.

Yes, cieTrade’s material converting or processing jobs that track a waste grade line item between input and output materials.

cieTrade currently supports four inventory tracking models including: serial, bulk-perpetual, bulk non-perpetual, and do-not-track. Workflows that use multiple products of a different inventory model used collectively are supported.

As you receive material, cieTrade calculates COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) based on the purchase price of the material, plus any expenses added on the Receiving Ticket. Once material is processed, the COGS is based on any cost increase of the output, plus any expenses added.

Interested in Learning More?

Learn how cieTrade can meet the unique needs of your trading or recycling business with an online demonstration tailored to your specific areas of interest.

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