Proud of Our People, Facilities and Services

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

About This Facility

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.

Safety and Hygiene Program Highlights

  • 8,000 hours of employee training annually
  • 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
  • Robust COVID-19 Response Plan

Recycling Facility Facts

  • Over 300 well-paying, local jobs
  • We participate in Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful initiatives and are members of the Tampa Area Safety Council and the Air and Waste Management of Tampa
  • Through ongoing financial and volunteer efforts, we continue to improve the community
  • 21-acre site
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • 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

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.

What Employees Say
Gopher Resource Employee
Department Manager RMPC

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.

What Employees Say
Gopher Resource Employee
RMPC Operator

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.

What Vendors Say
Maintenance Partner/Contractor
Owner
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