Canadian company building battery recycling plant in Tuscaloosa County

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About 30 new high-paying jobs are coming to Tuscaloosa County with the construction of a battery recycling facility next year.

Li-Cycle, based in Canada, is building its fourth North American plant and will recycle lithium-ion batteries like the ones commonly found in electric vehicles and high-end electronics.

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Chief Operating Officer Donny Jones said the announcement is coming at an opportune time.

“It’s another step toward the process of being more environmentally conscious, but most importantly being innovative and showing how Tuscaloosa and this region is a part of research and development,” Jones said.

The recycling center has a proposed opening date of mid-2022.

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