Power tool battery-recycling program offers participants discounts toward new battery purchases

Source: PlantServices.com

Nov 20, 2009

DeWalt announces a national battery-recycling program that will take place at DeWalt’s 82 service centers nationwide throughout the months of October and November. DeWalt, in conjunction with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), hopes to encourage the thousands of professional contractors who rely on its Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Lithium-Ion (Li-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.

To find participating drop-off locations and for more information, call (877) 2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.org.