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Recycling

UltraBattery® is virtually 100 per cent recyclable

As part of the lead-acid family, UltraBattery® already has a complete industry ecosystem of safety, manufacture, deployment and recycling in place. East Penn Manufacturing’s dedication to safe battery recycling means improper battery disposal is a thing of the past.

East Penn’s safe, state-of-the-art lead-acid battery recycling facility processes about 30,000 used lead-acid batteries per day. Their closed-loop, automated system recycles virtually 100 per cent of each spent battery, including lead, plastic, steel, and acid.

Each year, East Penn processes an average of 17 million batteries in environmentally safe, EPA-permitted recycling facilities. This accounts for about two-thirds of all lead used in the manufacture of new batteries.

Each year, East Penn processes an average of 17 million batteries in environmentally safe, EPA-permitted recycling facilities. This accounts for about two-thirds of all lead used in the manufacture of new batteries.

Lead Recycling

At East Penn’s recycling facility, the batteries are collected, dismantled and separated. The lead is smelted, then refined. Sulphur fumes created during the lead smelting are trapped and processed into a liquid fertiliser solution. More than 24,000 tons of this solution is shipped to fertilizer manufacturers each year.

Plastic Recycling

The plastic jars, cases and covers are cleaned and ground into polypropylene pellets that are moulded into new cases and parts at the company’s on-site injection moulding facility. East Penn recycles more than 5.4 million kilograms or 11.8 million US pounds of plastic per year.

Acid Recycling

East Penn’s acid reclamation plant recycles approximately 23 million liters or 6 million US gallons of acid per year, diverting this material from potentially hazardous disposal and conserving ground water use. That amount could fill about nine Olympic-size swimming pools.

Key Features and Benefits

  • UltraBattery® is almost 100% recyclable
  • The manufacturer of UltraBattery® has a safe, state-of-the-art lead-acid battery recycling facility in place
  • Lead, plastic, steel and acid can all be recycled, making unsafe lead-acid battery disposal a thing of the past