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With over 20 years of experience distilling and recycling solvents, Republic Services makes it easy for customers to recycle spent NMP (N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone) used in their lithium-ion battery manufacturing process.  

Our NMP Recycling Program 

NMP is used to dissolve nickel, manganese and cobalt (NMC) powder. Once the NMP powder has been released onto the electrode plates, the material is cooled, condensed and collected as a waste by-product. Battery manufacturers may use 10,000 - 20,000 gallons of NMP per month. 

Here’s how it works: 

  • Republic Services receives spent NMP solvent from battery manufacturers in bulk and non-bulk packages.  

  • Our pick-up service includes tank telemetry monitoring and volume tracking to automate the process.  

  • Spent NMP solvent recycling distills it into an industrial grade product that we market and redistribute.  

  • Our distillation process returns the highest quality end product, allowing us to guarantee consistent specifications to the clients we supply. 

Our Capabilities  

  • Tolling services 
  • In-plant management 
  • On-site distillation services 
  • R&D and quality control experts 
  • Tank telemetry monitoring
  • Waste pick-up 
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Why Republic Services?

  • Sustainable
  • Rebate potential
  • Verified Recycler to be eligible for RCRA exemption 
  • Reduce liability 

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