DEWALT Sponsors Rechargeable Battery Trade-In Event

June – Dec 2014: Canadians can earn a ten per cent discount on a new rechargeable power tool battery by recycling used batteries

TORONTO (June 2, 2014) – For the next seven months, DEWALT® customers in Canada can earn a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery by recycling their used rechargeable batteries. The recycling and collection portion of the DEWALT trade-in initiative is being provided by Call2Recycle® Canada. Call2Recycle is North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program.

Customers who drop off any brand of rechargeable battery from a cordless power tool – such as cordless drill/drivers, cordless saws or cordless nailers – at one of the company’s ten Canadian factory-owned service centres will receive a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new Porter Cable, Black & Decker, or DEWALT battery. (Purchase must be made at the same time the battery is brought in for recycling.)  Centres are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.

DEWALT’s partnership with Call2Recycle offers convenient, no-cost battery recycling to its customers year-round. Recycling the rechargeable batteries associated with the company’s cordless power tools is a core component of DEWALT’s corporate stewardship and sustainability goals.

“Effectively recycling these rechargeable batteries is a team effort that requires the participation of our customers,” says Buffy Lavigne, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager – Canada, Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of the DEWALT brand. “The no-cost recycling program Call2Recycle provides makes it easy for DEWALT to offer incentive events like our battery trade-in.”

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About DEWALT

DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories with more than 300 power tool and equipment products, as well as 1,000 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With over 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, call 1-800-433-9258 or www.dewalt.com.

About Call2Recycle, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorates Call2Recycle’s 20th anniversary in battery collection and recycling. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 39 million kilograms (85 million pounds) of rechargeable batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 34,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification. Learn more at call2recycle.org or 877-723-1297.  Follow at facebook.com/call2recycle or twitter.com/call2recycle.

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