New York Spoke, Greater Rochester Area

Hey Rochester,
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

25

permanent local jobs

Up to

95%

of non-renewable battery materials recovered

Approximately

74%

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

Li-Cycle employee managing systems at Rochester Spoke Li-Cycle employee feeding batteries into the shredder at Rochester Spoke Li-Cycle employees feeding batteries into the shredder at Rochester Spoke
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 New York Spoke is a fully operational lithium-ion battery recycling facility located in Rochester, NY. 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 New York Spoke will support 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 Rochester 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 neighbors 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 New York Spoke operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there are no substantial noise, odor, or light impacts. We have controls in place to help mitigate these effects from our operations.

In the News: Rochester, NY

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Li-Cycle enters next phase of growth in Rochester

Li-Cycle enters next phase of growth in Rochester

In the News, Rochester

June 3, 2022

June 1, 2022 Original article published in RochesterFirst.com ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Li-Cycle is continuing to grow its commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies in Rochester. Li-Cycle’s Spoke facility at Eastman…

Kodak’s retooled economic role

Kodak’s retooled economic role

In the News, Rochester

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022 Original article published in Rochester Beacon Ten years after its Jan. 19, 2012, bankruptcy filing, a diminished Kodak is still finding its way in the post-film world…

Li-Cycle recognized for its sustainability efforts

Li-Cycle recognized for its sustainability efforts

In the News, Rochester

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021 Original article published in Rochester Business Journal Li-Cycle — a Canadian battery recovery manufacturer which opened its first U.S. operations in Rochester — has received accolades for…

Bello announces plans to “bring Monroe back” in 2021 State of the County address

Bello announces plans to “bring Monroe back” in 2021 State of the County address

Rochester

June 8, 2021

Original article posted in 13 WHAM. ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello delivered the 2021 State of the County Address at SeaBreeze Amusement Park Monday night. His speech…

Rochester companies move tech forward, innovate amid pandemic

Rochester companies move tech forward, innovate amid pandemic

In the News, Rochester

April 23, 2021

Original interview published in Rochester Business Journal April 09, 2021  Innovation and technology has been part of Rochester’s core for more than a century, and the path paved by the…

Li-Cycle Launches Partnership with The Shore Foundation to Provide Communities with Enhanced Access to Technology

Li-Cycle Launches Partnership with The Shore Foundation to Provide Communities with Enhanced Access to Technology

Press Releases, Rochester

March 31, 2021

Li-Cycle to provide support to communities in the greater Rochester, New York area demonstrating the Company’s continued commitment to sustainability Original article published in Businesswire TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Li-Cycle Corp. (“Li-Cycle” or “the…

Li-Cycle sees Rochester EV battery hub as ‘start of something big’

Li-Cycle sees Rochester EV battery hub as ‘start of something big’

In the News, Rochester, Rochester Hub

March 19, 2021

Original interview published in FastmarketsMD March 19, 2021 – Archie Hunter Battery recycling start-up Li-Cycle sees the commercial production achieved at its Rochester, New York, plant as the start of…

Episode 4: Inside Li-Cycle’s Rochester, NY Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility

Episode 4: Inside Li-Cycle’s Rochester, NY Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility

In the News, Rochester

February 4, 2021

Original article published in Waste360 February 4, 2021 – Stefanie Valentic In this special episode of Stef Talks Trash, Li-Cycle Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Tim Johnston gives viewers an inside…

Where the new jobs are coming from in Rochester

Where the new jobs are coming from in Rochester

In the News, Rochester

January 6, 2021

Original article published in Rochester First January 6, 2021 – Mark Gruba ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists job growth and expansion have continued across certain…

Rochester Spoke Location

Eastman Business Park,
Rochester, NY

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

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