DeWalt last week announced National Power Tool Battery Recycling Month during the month of October. During the month, power tool users who recycle any power tool battery at one of the company’s 87 service centers will receive a $10 discount on battery purchases.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, has provided DeWalt with recycling bins to place in each of its 87 service centers. Users can recycle Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries from any battery manufacturer at service center locations nationwide. RBRC will then collect the batteries and recycle them for future use through its Call2Recycle program.
“As a leading manufacturer of cordless power tools, DeWalt has grown its relationship with RBRC throughout the years and is pleased to announce its support of power tool recycling month,” said Jason McNeil, DeWalt product manager. “Recycling batteries is environmentally responsible and we are dedicated to making this program a success. We feel that providing an incentive to end users is a great way to bring focus to this important initiative and make recycling batteries a long-term habit for contractors.”
To date, DeWalt has collected more than 3.7 million pounds of rechargeable batteries.
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.
RBRC is a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are more than 50,000 retail, business, and community collection locations enrolled in RBRC’s rechargeable battery recycling program throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit: www.call2recycle.org.