Charging ahead: Federal, state and municipal regulations will boost demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Battery Recycling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for battery recycling will heighten as environmental legislation expands
  • Due to the recession, many consumers delayed buying new vehicles, which hurt industry revenue
  • State battery recycling legislation will gain further traction, stimulating revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Battery Recycling industry owes its existence to federal, state and municipal regulations that support its activities. Over the past five years, demand for industry services has grown, as state and local regulations supporting battery recycling have become more widespread and strict. Additionally, as increasing numbers of consumers have replaced old vehicles with newer ones, the Battery Recycling industry has substantially expanded its recycling of automotive batteries, the most commonly recycled battery. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to grow over the five years to 2016 and continue to do so through 2021.


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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that there are 510 battery recycling collection centers and processing facilities in the United States. This number includes all the collection, sorting, processing and recovery facilities that are directly owned by battery recycling companies. The figure excludes the tens of thousands of battery drop-off locations found across the country, such as retail electronics stores and automotive shops, which supply industry operators with a large share of the batteries they collect and process. The location of battery recycling establishments and activity in the United States largely reflects the size and distribution of the population and of economic activity. Oth..

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    Additional Insights for the Battery Recycling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Battery Recycling Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as New car sales and Price of nonferrous metals in the Battery Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Battery Recycling Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily recycle batteries. Industry operators either collect and sort battery waste or process this collected waste for safe disposal and the recovery of valuable materials for sale to downstream manufacturers. Sales of materials recovered from batteries are included in industry revenue calculations, while the sale of products manufactured using these materials as inputs are excluded.

    Industry Products
    Lead-acid automotive battery recycling
    Non-automotive lead-based battery recycling
    Nickel-cadmium battery recycling
    Lithium-ion battery recycling
    Nickel-metal hydride battery recycling
    Primary battery recycling
    Other battery recycling
    Industry Activities
    Collecting used batteries
    Separating used batteries
    Sorting used batteries
    Recycling used batteries
    Processing used batteries
    Recovering material from used batteries

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • New car sales
  • Price of nonferrous metals
  • Demand from battery manufacturing
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Primary and secondary batteries
  • Influence of the automotive sector
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Change in the composition of recycled batteries
  • Continued growth in battery waste
  • Demand from downstream manufacturers
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Battery Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Battery Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Retail Trade
  • Hospitals
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Recycling Facilities

  • Products & Services
  • Lead-acid automotive battery recycling
  • Lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Nickel-cadmium battery recycling
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery recycling
  • Primary battery recycling
  • Non-automotive lead-based battery recycling
  • Other battery recycling
  • Chart: Battery Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers and distributors
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Metal manufacturers and reprocessors
  • Other markets
  • Automotive OEMs
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Battery Recycling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Battery Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Battery Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Exide Technologies
  • Table: Exide Technologies - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Battery Recycling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Battery Recycling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of lead (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Extended Producer Responsibility (Epr)
  • A form of regulation that attempts to force the original manufacturer or retailer of a product to take on the responsibility for the final disposal of this product.
  • Landfill Tipping Fee
  • A fee levied on a quantity of waste deposited at a landfill. Also known as a gate fee.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (Msw)
  • Non-hazardous waste produced by households and commercial and retail operations.
  • Nonferrous Metals
  • Metals that do not contain significant quantities of iron, including zinc, lead, copper and gold.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (Oem)
  • A company that produces parts for use in another company's final product. For example, a car battery manufactured by a company that does not manufacture automobiles.
  • Primary Battery
  • Batteries that cannot be recharged and must be disposed of once depleted.
  • Secondary Battery
  • Batteries that are capable of being recharged, also known as secondary cell batteries.
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