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DeWalt offers battery recycling incentive program

DeWalt recently announced a national battery recycling program that will take place at the company's 82 service centers nationwide during October and November. DeWalt, in conjunction with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, hopes to encourage the thousands of professional contractors who rely on its Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-Ion batteries on a daily basis to aid in helping the environment by recycling old units.

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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.

"We feel responsible for making battery recycling programs accessible to our end users, and we are excited to support this initiative for a third time," says Frank Mannarino, vice president of Cordless Product Development for DeWalt. "During the last event in October 2008, RBRC saw a 26 percent spike in pounds recycled by DeWalt compared to the previous month, so our hope is to make an even greater impact this year."

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