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DeWALT Announces 2nd National Power Tool
Battery Recycling Month at DeWALT Service Centers

Users Who Recycle Batteries in April Receive $10 Discount on Battery Purchases

DEWALT Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 4/8/2009


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DEWALT

DEWALT

BALTIMORE, Md. - DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, announces National Power Tool Battery Recycling Month. 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. DEWALT executed a similar promotion in October 2008 and collected more than 23,500 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.

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 with recycling bins to place in each of its 87 service centers (dewalt.com/us/service/center_finder). 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.

As a way to generate awareness and increase participation in the program, DEWALT will provide an instant $10 discount for battery purchases to users who recycle their batteries during the month of April.

"Power Tool Battery Recycling Month was very successful in October 2008 and DEWALT is looking forward to another strong push this April," commented Jason McNeil, DEWALT product manager. "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."

About DEWALT (dewalt.com)

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. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

About Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle is the industry's first and only product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program is administered by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are tens of thousands of retail, business and community collection locations enrolled in Call2Recycle through throughout the United States and Canada. More than 350 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products show their commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream by funding the Call2Recycle program. In pursuit of its mission, Call2Recycle also collects old cell phones, which are either recycled or refurbished and resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities such as Kids Help Phone. For more information, call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit call2recycle.org.

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