Recycling Process Overview

Lead acid batteries are reprocessed in several stages;

  • Intake and storage of batteries
  • Separation of the batteries into their component parts
  • Lead bearing components are processed further into lead bullion..
  • Non lead bearing components are either processed further or sold.
  • Refining of the lead bullion into lead alloys to meet customer requirements..

There are 3 main processing areas; battery breaker, smelter and refinery

The diagram below shows the process flow through each of these areas; please click on an area for more detailed information.