Hazardous waste recycling. Recupyl is specialised in the development and industrial implementation of recycling technologies. These technologies, based on hydrometallurgy, support the transformation of waste into valuable materials for re-use, thus closing the loop. They use processes with low energy consumption and no air-borne environmental emissions.

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Rue de la métallurgie , Domène , 38420 France
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Waste and Recycling
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Internationally (various countries)
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Recupyl's innovative process for recycling batteries and recovering their valuable metals fits in perfectly with the concept of  'Urban Mine' or  'Mine above ground.'

Its exclusive hydrometallurgical recycling methods respond to numerous sustainability challenges:

  • Limited CO2 emissions
  • Low energy consumption
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • High recycling rates

With operations in France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Singapore, and the US, Recupyl has carved out a leading position in the global Battery & Accumulator recycling market.

Recupyl's focus on innovation is backed by extensive R&D and a broad patent portfolio.


Recupyl has developed a process for recycling steel dust and preparing it for use in industrial pigments based on similar hydrometallurgical technology.

When you choose Recupyl, you choose a trusted clean-tech partner to support your business' environmentally-responsible image.

Recupyl's business is built on three main pillars:

  • Environmental protection
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Intellectual property protection

New regulatory requirements have made today's recycling environment increasingly complex and demanding. Conserving resources through environmentally-sound solutions is now one of society's top priorities.

At Recupyl we ensure that our customers are fully compliant with regulations at all stages of the waste collection and treatment process.

We provide the solutions our customers need to achieve their recycling goals while adhering to a strict intellectual property policy to protect their brands.

We offer some of the best recycling systems on the market, and aim to serve as a global partner providing end-to-end recycling solutions. Our expertise-founded on a deep understanding of the science of battery recycling encompasses the recycling of alkaline, zinc-carbon, and lithium-ion batteries, as well as shipping, logistics, and compliance with environmental regulations.

With operations in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, our global footprint and extensive professional network have helped us disseminate best practices and acquire hands-on knowledge of industries where the materials extracted through our processes can be best put to use.

In addition, we offer our customers efficient service, expert management of substances and products, and on-time delivery.

Our flexible recycling process lets us ramp-up to accommodate customers' needs for increased capacity, and our low-temperature, low-power hydrometallurgical process can give a second life to a broad range of materials, including manganese and lithium.

You can count on Recupyl to deliver the solutions you need today, and to develop the recycling technologies required for the battery chemistries of tomorrow.

When it comes to traceability, Recupyl aims to meet and exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers. 

Today businesses are being held accountable for how they collect, ship, dispose of, and recycle their waste. When it comes to environmental impact, it is not so much the amount of waste as the type of waste that matters.

Once batteries reach the end of their lifecycle, they are considered to be hazardous waste. Their collection, shipping, treatment, and disposal are subject to strict traceability requirements. Producers of hazardous waste are now required to issue a consignment note when handing their waste over to third parties for shipping, disposal, or recycling. This consignment note contains detailed information about the volume, origin, recycling process, and final destination of any substances extracted during recycling.

At Recupyl, we have the know-how to reliably track all of the waste we handle, at all stages of the treatment chain. We have developed a management system that meets regulatory requirements and the needs of our customers by providing reports, invoices, real-time information, and production information for all types of battery-related waste.

At Recupyl, we have leveraged years of scientific research to develop high-performance recycling systems capable of handling multiple battery technologies. However, because recycling high-value materials is about more than just industrial processes, we have also developed crucial know-how in fields closely related to recycling. Recupyl customers benefit from comprehensive expertise that covers their overall recycling needs.

In addition to recycling alkaline, zinc-carbon, and lithium-ion batteries, we can also provide our customers with expert guidance on shipping batteries nationally and internationally.

We can also set up collection networks in the countries where we operate.

Recupyl's in-house experts have the knowledge and experience needed to assist our customers with all issues related to end-of-lifecycle battery management. Our research department remains up-to-date on the latest recycling technologies, helping our customers stay ahead of the recycling curve when new battery technologies hit the market.

Recupyl has also formed research partnerships with leading manufacturers and aims to play a key role in future technologies.

Thanks to our in-depth research, Recupyl has become an expert in the recycling of lithium batteries. But we do not plan to stop there; our R&D staff is busy developing solutions for the batteries of the future.

We have formed partnerships with the manufacturers of batteries and electric vehicles in order to:

  • Design eco-friendly batteries that can be recycled more easily
  • Develop high-yield processes to recycle next-generation batteries

Since the first new battery technologies hit the stage in the early 2000s-including NMC (Ni-Mn-Co) batteries and LiFePO4 batteries-Recupyl has been keeping pace with the latest advancements; our patents incorporate the latest battery chemistries. 

This technological lead enables us to offer our manufacturing partners state-of-the-art recycling processes that are designed specifically for their products.