Instead of tossing appliances and power tools, consumers now have a way to keep these items out of landfills.
Stanley Black & Decker, the world’s largest tool company, and Trenton-based TerraCycle announced a partnership Sept. 26 that encourages consumers to recycle home appliances and tool products containing integral lithium-ion batteries.
The free initiative is available for three categories of Stanley Black & Decker products:
- Stanley Black & Decker Tool Free Recycling Program
- Stanley Black & Decker Home Free Recycling Program
- Stanley Black & Decker Lithium Battery Free Recycling Program
Consumers can sign up for each of the programs on the TerraCycle program page. They can then mail in eligible items – such as power tools, hand tools, food processors, coffee makers, blenders, toasters and products containing integral lithium batteries – using a prepaid shipping label.
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Consumers will also receive a shipping kit when they sign up for the lithium battery program.
Once collected, the items will be cleaned, sorted and reduced into material that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
“Stanley Black & Decker is offering consumers a planet-positive way to responsibly dispose of their well-used small home appliances and power tools that have reached the end of their usable life,” TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky said in a statement. “Through this recycling program, consumers can divert the waste from landfills while helping to protect and preserve the planet for future generations.”
The program is part of Stanley Black & Decker’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and part of the company’s focus to reduce its overall environmental footprint, including waste.
Debi Geyer, corporate responsibility officer at Stanley Black & Decker, said this program provides its customers “with product recycling options that are easy and cost effective to perform.”
Stanley Black & Decker’s brand portfolio includes Black+Decker, Dewalt, Craftsman, Stanley, Porter-cable, Irwin, Lenox, Mac Tools and Bostitch.