DeWalt announced a national battery-recycling program that will take place at its 82 service centers nationwide throughout the months of October and November. DEWALT, in conjunction with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, hopes to encourage the thousands of professional contractors who rely on its Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium-Ion batteries on a daily basis to aid in helping the environment by recycling old units.
Through the program users who recycle their Ni-Cd, Ni-MH or Li-Ion DeWalt power tool batteries at one of the company’s service centers will receive a $10 discount to put toward their next DeWalt battery purchase.
The RBRC, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, will provide DeWalt with recycling bins to place in each of its 82 service centers. RBRC will then collect the batteries and recycle them for future use through its Call2Recycle program.
“We understand that our rechargeable batteries are in the hands of thousands of professional contractors across the country every day, said Frank Mannarino, VP of cordless product development for DeWalt “That said, we feel responsible for making battery recycling programs accessible to our end users,and we are excited to support this initiative for a third time. During the last event in October 2008, RBRCsaw a 26 percent spike in pounds recycled by DeWalt compared to the previous month, so our hope is to make an even greater impact this year.”
DeWalt is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DeWalt tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With more than 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations DeWalt has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.
Call2Recycle is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to promoting e-waste green initiatives, conserving natural resources, and preserving the environment. Founded by the rechargeable battery industry in 1994, Call2Recycle’s mission is to prevent rechargeable batteries and cell phones from entering our nation’s solid waste stream. The program includes tens of thousands of retail, business and community collection locations enrolled throughout the United States and Canada. The national public education campaign is an example of successful product stewardship and electronics end-of-life responsibility. To find participating drop-off locations and for more information call toll free 877-2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.org.