Stanley Black & Decker, is partnering with TerraCycle, an international recycling provider, to encourage customers to recycle tools and home appliances that contain integral lithium-ion batteries.
“Stanley Black & Decker strives to further our ESG mission and is committed to creating a more sustainable world, with a focus on reducing waste,” said Debi Geyer, corporate responsibility officer with Stanley Black & Decker. “One way we are doing this is by providing our customers with product recycling options that are easy and cost-effective to perform.”
The free program will accept various products under the Stanley Black & Decker brand portfolio — including BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY, PORTER-CABLE, IRWIN, LENOX, MAC TOOLS, and BOSTITCH.
Through this partnership, consumers are invited to recycle three categories of Stanley Black & Decker products:
1. Stanley Black & Decker tool-free recycling program. Participants are invited to send in Stanley Black & Decker power tools, hand tools, and accessories by signing up via the online TerraCycle program page. After signing up, customers can mail in eligible waste using the provided prepaid shipping label.
2. Stanley Black & Decker lithium battery free recycling program. This program invites consumers to recycle appliances and tools with integral lithium batteries. Sign up online on the program page, and receive a shipping kit to begin collecting. Any products larger than the provided shipping kit cannot be accepted by this program.
3. Stanley Black & Decker free recycling program. Participants interested in recycling their Stanley Black & Decker small home appliances are invited to sign-up on the TerraCycle program page.
Once collected the waste is cleaned, sorted by the material composition 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,” said TerraCycle founder and CEO, Tom Szaky. “Through this recycling program, consumers can divert the waste from landfills while helping to protect and preserve the planet for future generations.”
Stanley Black & Decker’s ESG strategy is to be a “force for good” and is built off a long history of environment, health and safety, social responsibility, and community engagement. The company is focused on reducing their overall environmental footprint, including waste.
Learn more about Stanley Black & Decker’s ESG strategy here.