Our recycling facility in Tampa provides advanced battery recycling services and hundreds of green jobs for citizens throughout the Tampa region.
Gopher Resource acquired the Tampa facility in 2006 and since then our Tampa employees have kept an estimated 75+ million lead batteries out of landfills. 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 recycling 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 more than 300 hardworking people. We are proud of our plant and our people, and most importantly, the service that we help provide for our environment.
We have spent a significant amount of time and resources training employees on practices that improve the work environment, safety, and efficient operations of our … systems. The more we educate employees, the better engagement and results we see.
I like working here and I have had other job opportunities. There is a sense of accomplishment, a sense of helping our community and keeping the environment clean. We have a lot of great employees here.
Gopher stresses the importance of safety for all people working in the plant environment and we have built a great working relationship between the two companies. They have always taken care of us as a contractor and collaborated with us as a team.