With Earth Day steadily approaching (April 22), many homeowners are looking for ways to clean up their home and the environment. While many may turn to recycling bins, compost areas, and water conservancy to help out Mother Earth, some are going to the tool box to do their part. Recycling dead batteries from power tools properly is just one way that you can reduce your environmental impact while still taking care of business.
DeWalt, a leading manufacturer of power tools, has recently announced that April is National Power Tool Battery Recycling Month. As part of this effort to recycle batteries properly, the company will be offering a discount on battery purchases at any of its service centers.
DeWalt hosted its first recycling program in October 2008 and collected more than 23,500 pounds of rechargeable batteries. Users can recycle nickel cadmium (Ni-Cad), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries from any battery manufacturer at any of the 87 service centers and receive their $10 off discount. It’s really that easy.
For those who can’t make it to a service center for the event, there’s always the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a non-profit group with a mission for recycling. The group’s Call2Recycle Progam has helped countless handymen and women recycle their batteries easily and safely. Last year, the non-profit reported a 12% increase in collection numbers, resulting in more than 6.3 million pounds of rechargeable batteries recycled.
Do your part for the environment this Earth Day. Recycle your power tool batteries properly.