Residents divert 2,690kg of power tool batteries from landfill
LONDON, ON, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - At the end of a seven-month national collection drive, DEWALT® (a Stanley Black & Decker brand) and Call2Recycle are happy to congratulate the residents of London, Ontario, for collecting an impressive 2,690kg of batteries. The weight of all batteries collected in London was almost the same weight as five adult male polar bears. National collections of the drive totalled more than 15,000 kilograms.
Since June, DEWALT® customers in Canada earned a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery by recycling their used rechargeable batteries. Customers who dropped off any brand of rechargeable battery from a cordless power tool - such as a drill, saw or nail gun - at one of DEWALT's nine Canadian factory-owned service centres also received a ten per cent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery. The collection and recycling of the batteries was facilitated by Call2Recycle® Canada, Canada's national consumer battery recycling program.
"We are absolutely committed to helping our customers do the right thing with the rechargeable batteries that power our products," said Buffy Taylor, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager - Canada, Stanley Black & Decker. "Our partnership with Call2Recycle allows us to offer convenient, no-cost battery recycling to our customers."
"Our partnership with DEWALT has demonstrated that, by educating consumers, we can divert more batteries from landfills and into proper recycling facilities," said Joe Zenobio, Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada. "I want to congratulate everyone in London who participated in this program, and hope they'll work hard to defend their title during the 2015 DEWALT/Call2Recycle Battery Trade-In event."
About DEWALT Factory Authorized Outlets in Canada.
Factory Authorized Outlet is a dedicated site for the professional DeWALT user. We have been serving our customers for over 25 years, and have committed ourselves to providing the highest standards of service and support. We carry an extensive stock of DeWALT products and accessories allowing for quick order processing and fast shippingDeWalt (trademarked as DᴇWALT) is a worldwide brand of power tools and hand tools for the construction, manufacturing and woodworking industries. It is a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker.
About Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
Founded by five concerned battery manufacturers, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. Since 1997, Call2Recycle has diverted over 7.5 million kilograms of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established 7,000 collection sites throughout Canada. A leader in its field, Call2Recycle was built upon a commitment to environmental sustainability and meets or exceeds the most rigorous recycling standards for the safe recycling and management of batteries. Learn more at www.call2recycle.ca, twitter.com/call2recycle or by calling 1.888.224.9764.
For further information: Tia Thomas, Consultant, Environics Communications, [email protected], (416) 969-2729; Orysia Boytchuk, Senior Director, Marketing, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., [email protected], (416) 307-2850 ext 229