Kingston, ON

Hey Kingston,
we’re Li-Cycle .

We’re contributing to the growth and overall improvement of your community, while ensuring a healthier planet through our innovative technology.

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Supporting

30

permanent local jobs

Up to

95%

of non-renewable battery materials recovered through our processes

Approximately

74%

of CO2 emissions offset compared to mining/refining one tonne of battery materials

Li-Cycle employee managing systems at Rochester Spoke Conveyor belt at Li-Cycle's Rochester Spoke

JUST THE FACTS

The things you need to know.

Our Ontario Spoke is a fully operational lithium-ion battery recycling facility located in Kingston, ON. This facility has a processing capacity of 5,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries and battery manufacturing scrap per year.

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About the facility.

The Ontario Spoke supports our two-step process, which produces critical materials like cobalt sulfate, lithium carbonate, and nickel sulfate from black mass.

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Managing our environmental footprint.

Our proprietary technology has been developed to ensure minimal environmental impact with zero wastewater, no direct emissions, and no landfill.

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Commitment to safety.

The safety of the public, our employees, and all stakeholders in the Kingston area are our top priorities. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security systems to ensure that everyone working at and around the facility is protected.

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Working within the community.

At Li-Cycle, we believe that success is driven by communication and collaboration. We are committed to open and ongoing engagement with our neighbours and the community, ensuring that no question or concern goes unheard. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some common questions.

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Why is the facility needed?

Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, industrial, utility, residential energy storage, and consumer electronics. Since 2010, the demand for lithium-ion batteries has grown by more than 500 percent. The world and our environment needs technology to recycle these batteries and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

What is in a lithium-ion battery and where might I find it in my day-to-day life?

A lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery that employs lithium ions for its power. Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere in your everyday life — cell phones, laptops, power tools, scooters, e-bikes, transit buses, passenger vehicles and many more common devices.

What do facility operations look like?

While the Ontario Spoke operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there are no substantial noise, odour, or light impacts. We have controls in place to help mitigate these effects from our operations.

In the News: Kingston, ON

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Li-Cycle

Li-Cycle

Kingston

June 27, 2022

June 21, 2022 Original video published in Invest Kingston Li-Cycle’s VP of North American Spoke Operations, James Pettingill, speaks to LICY’s Spoke expansion plan and the role Kingston has played…

The Future Of Your Career Belongs Here

The Future Of Your Career Belongs Here

In the News, Kingston

June 13, 2022

June, 2022 Original article published in Career Pathways Magazine

Li-Cycle’s Centre of Excellence is Coming to Kingston

Li-Cycle’s Centre of Excellence is Coming to Kingston

In the News, Kingston

May 18, 2022

March 3, 2022 Original article published in Kingston Economic Development Kingston, Ontario, Canada is pleased to announce that Li-Cycle, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading…

Li-Cycle expands in Kingston with new Centre of Excellence

Li-Cycle expands in Kingston with new Centre of Excellence

Kingston

March 4, 2022

March 4, 2022 Original article published in Kingstonist Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev), has announced that Li-Cycle, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion…

Li-Cycle to set up new facility in Kingston’s west end

Li-Cycle to set up new facility in Kingston’s west end

Kingston

March 4, 2022

March 3, 2022 Original article published in The Kingston Whig – Standard A lithium-ion battery recycling company is setting up a new facility in the city’s west end. Li-Cycle, which already has…

A World Without Trash: Designing the Circular Economy

A World Without Trash: Designing the Circular Economy

In the News, Kingston

February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022 Original broadcast coverage from YourTV Kingston Kingston’s very own Li-Cycle is an industry leader in lithium-ion battery recycling and is helping create a circular supply chain by…

Perspective Kingston 2021 – Invest Kingston

Perspective Kingston 2021 – Invest Kingston

In the News, Kingston

November 30, 2021

November 24, 2021 Original article published in Perspective Kingston 2021 Li-Cycle is featured in the Invest Kingston edition of the Perspective 2021 as part of the Leading the Green Economy…

Li-Cycle sees lithium ion batteries as a resource, not a waste

Li-Cycle sees lithium ion batteries as a resource, not a waste

In the News, Kingston

September 27, 2021

September 24, 2021 Original article published in Kingstonist As the world moves toward rechargeable batteries in consumer electronics, industrial energy storage, and green vehicles, recycling and reclaiming the materials from…

LI-CYCLE’S MILESTONE YEAR

LI-CYCLE’S MILESTONE YEAR

In the News, Kingston

December 21, 2020

Original article published in the Kingston Life Magazine – Winter 2020 It’s been quite the milestone year for local business Li-Cycle. After four years of research and development, the greentech…

Li-Cycle charges ahead with Kingston ramp-up

Li-Cycle charges ahead with Kingston ramp-up

In the News, Kingston

October 26, 2020

Original article published in Ottawa Business Journal October 23, 2020 – Adam Langenberg With the number of electric vehicles on the road skyrocketing, a Canadian recycler of the lithium-ion batteries…

Kingston business growing thanks to lithium-ion battery processing technology

Kingston business growing thanks to lithium-ion battery processing technology

In the News, Kingston

October 14, 2020

Original article and video published by Global News October 14, 2020 – Mike Postovit A Kingston business has found a unique way to power its profits. Li-Cycle, located on Hagerman…

Kingston Spoke Location

158 Hagerman Ave K7K 5B8,
Kingston, ON

T: 1-877-LI-CYCLE (542-9253)
E: [email protected]

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