During the month of April, users who recycle any power tool battery at one of DeWalt’s 87 service centers will receive a $10 discount on battery purchases in honor of National Power Tool Battery Recycling Month. DeWalt hosted the first recycling month in October 2008 and collected more than 23,500 pounds of rechargeable batteries.
“As a company, we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and 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,” said Jason McNeil, DeWalt product manager.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. (RBRC), 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 service centers (www.dewalt.com/us/service/center_finder.asp). Users can recycle Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad), 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.