Power and Responsibility

Recycling is a big part of the beneficial use and responsible handling of lead acid batteries. GNB invests in battery recycling because it's good for business and even better for the environment.

In the 2010 fiscal year, Exide Technologies recycled sufficient lad tonnage to make our company one of the largest secondary lead recyclers in the world. In the recycling process, spent -or dead - batteries are broken apart, and the lead, plastic and acid are separated. The lead is melted, poured into ingots an delivered to battery plants to be used in new batteries. The plastic is chippd, washed and delivered to a plastics plant, where it is melted and made into new battery cases and other parts.


  • One of the largest producers of secondary lead in the world.
  • 10 recycling facilities globally.
  • Provides documentation certifying the entire spent lead-acid battery disposal process.
  • Give you peace of mind knowing your partner operates company-owned facilities permitted by environmental regulatory agencies and uses freight carriers capable of transporting used lead-acid batteries.
  • Offer the convenience of one phone number to arrange for pick-up anywhere in the United States or Canada.
  • Practice good corporate citizenship by managing resources and reducing your carbon footprint.
  • A recycling program that is a Best Practice to manage your spent lead-acid batteries.

Overview - GB4147 2011-02 Motive Power Recycling Flyer