DeWalt, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced National Power Tool Battery Recycling Month. During the month of October, users who recycle any power tool battery at one of DeWalt’s 87 service centers will receive a $10 discount on battery purchases.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a
non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable
batteries and old cell phones, has provided DeWalt recycling bins to place in
each of its 87service 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 itsCall2RecycleTM
As a way to generate awareness and increase participation
in the program, DeWalt will provide a $10 discount for battery purchases to
users who recycle their batteries during the month of October.
“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,” commented 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 3,792,000 pounds of
rechargeable batteries. With millions
of professional contractors using its cordless tools, DeWalt is making it
easier for users to recycle and aid in helping the environment.