Our Facilities

Tampa, Florida

Our facility in Tampa provides advanced battery recycling services and hundreds of green jobs for citizens throughout the Tampa region.

Storm and Process Water Collection

This pond can hold millions of gallons of storm water runoff for reuse.

Battery Recycling

Our Tampa facility keeps nearly 12 million spent lead batteries from landfills annually.


This building contains 20% recycled construction materials, electrical charging stations and many other green features.

About This Facility

Gopher Resource acquired the Tampa facility in 2006 and since then has made significant investments in the region and our local operations. Our Tampa employees keep more than 10 million lead batteries from being exposed to our environment and communities every year. We are committed to our employees, the Tampa community and the environment.

Since the acquisition, we have invested more than $230 million into our Tampa facility, of which $140 million was focused on protecting the health and safety of employees and environmental protection.

Our team in Tampa has grown to over 300 hardworking people. We are proud of our plant and our people, and most importantly, the service that we help provide for our environment.

Recycling Facility Facts

  • 21-acre site
  • The capacity to recycle 50,000 automotive batteries per day (13 million annually)
  • Recycling of other lead-bearing materials
  • Produces recycled pure lead and numerous specialty alloys

Safety and Hygiene Program Highlights

  • Over 11,000 hours of employee training annually, most of which is safety focused
  • Company-provided personal protective equipment, uniforms and boots
  • 25% of our operating budget goes to health, safety and environmental stewardship
  • 12% of our workforce is devoted to ensuring employee health, safety and environmental protection

We’re proud of our Tampa team, our Tampa facility and the critical role we play in ensuring that the recycling of lead batteries is managed in a safe, clean and environmentally responsible way.

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Gopher Resource Tampa Facility Overview