Sell Your Used IBC Totes


At Verde Trader we are happy to purchase your containers. We offer a number of programs that fit all business sizes and needs.

Our Services include:

  • Free Removal for Reusable Containers
  • IBC Tote Recycling Services
  • Routine Scheduled IBC Tote Pickups
  • Brokered Sale Services
  • Drop Trailers
  • Local Distribution Services
  • Start Selling Your IBC Totes!


Shipping & Pick Ups

We’re able to drop trailers on site, and offer local pick ups.


1 On 1 Support

We take time to understand your unique goals and concerns.


Easy Payment

Online payment is quick, simple, and convenient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

How do I start selling my IBC Totes?

In order for us to purchase your IBC Totes, you’ll need to begin by entering your company information in the above form. Due to the high volume of requests, we require everyone to start with simply filling out the form above. 

Who do we work with?

We work with manufacturers both big and small, recyclers, brokers, and IBC Tote Reconditioners.

How do I get paid?

All of our vendors are paid net 30, however as we build our working relationship we will pay upon delivery. We want your trust, and providing us terms will allow us to help best. 

What is the minimum quantity of IBC Totes I can sell?

Minimums QTY Requirements:

  • Retail & Local Distribution Services – 5 IBC Totes
  • IBC Tote Recycling Services – 20 IBC Totes
  • Routine Scheduled IBC Tote Pickups – 30 IBC Totes
  • Drop Trailers – 120 Totes Per Month or Two Truck Loads

What is the turn around time?

Turn Around Time

  • Retail & Local Distribution Services – 7 to 10 Business Days
  • IBC Tote Recycling Services – 5 to 7 Business Days
  • Routine Scheduled IBC Tote Pickups – 3 Business Days
  • Drop Trailers – 5 to 10 Business Days to Drop
  • Trailer Swaps – 2 to 3 Business Days to Swap

How many containers fit on a truck?

This depends on the number of IBC Totes, a typical 53″ trailer fits 60 totes doubled stacked.

How much are my containers worth?

The value of your containers depends on the condition, and location, etc. Once we receive pictures of your totes you can expect an account manager to reach out to review this with you.

Companies We Work With


At Verde Trader we understand that every manufacturing facility is different, with its own unique goals and restraints. In light of this, we’ve built our platform with the ability to be flexible, to accommodate those different needs. 

An account manager will work closely with you to determine the best solution for your facility, keeping in mind your individual objectives and concerns. 


If you are a tradition recycler and have an account that generates IBC Totes in their waste stream we are just the place to find those containers a new home.

At Verde Trader we help recyclers across the nation to move all of their IBC Totes month after month, and make certain they never accumulate in their warehouse.


Here at Verde Trader, we offer a vast inventory of containers across the country. We’re delighted to work with brokers looking to buy or sell IBC Totes and source the exact container at the best price possible that makes the most logistical sense.

Container Expectations and Requirements

What type of condition to expect the totes to be in?

In order for us to handle you containers they must maintain their full structural integrity, and must be free of the following: 

  • No Damage to inner tank
  • No Severe Residue or Oxidation
  • No Stained Bottles
  • No Severe Structural Damage
  • No Wooden Pallet

Unacceptable Containers

Please see the photos below of examples of totes are not fit for resale:

  • Unrepairable Metal Cages
  • Broken Pallets

Residue and Contamination

Containers that are NON RCRA EMPTY will be rejected at the dock doors and shipped back to you at your own expense. 

Pick Up Process

Step 1: Confirmation Call

Once you’ve filled out all of the necessary information and uploaded your pictures and SDS, you can expect a call to confirm and review your request. We will walk through our process and affirm your needs and expectations.

Step 2: Approval

After your container specs and paperwork have been processed, and your containers meet our standards. We will begin to process a pickup with an outside carrier or customer.

Step 3: BOL

Before your containers are removed we will schedule and confirm. You will receive a BOL from us via email, and coordinate the transaction. 

Step 4: Inventory Check Ins

From that point on, we’ll be checking in with you regularly and continue to schedule routine container services.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to our account manager.

Our Mission

What can you expect from us?

At Verde Trader our priority is to help you increase your waste rebates, while simultaneously decreasing your environmental footprint.

The manufacturers and vendors we work with are the cornerstones of our business, and will always be treated with respect. We pride ourselves on full transparency, paying our vendors on time, and providing top-class customer service.

We are happy to receive feedback, and will always take it with our working relationship in mind. Please, let us know if you have any other questions on how we can help you!