How Your Coffee Maker and Power Drill Can Help Save the Planet

Are you done with that old power drill, toaster or coffee maker? Whatever you do, don’t throw it in a garbage can.

A free program between Trenton-based TerraCycle and Stanley Black & Decker encourages customers to recycle home appliances and tools products containing integral lithium-ion batteries. The program accepts a variety of products under the Stanley Black & Decker brand portfolio, including BLACK+DECKER®, DEWALT®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, PORTER-CABLE®, IRWIN®, LENOX®MAC TOOLS® and BOSTITCH®.

“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 at 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. Together, we can work to create a lasting, positive sustainable change for our communities.”

Through this partnership, consumers are invited to recycle three categories of Stanley Black & Decker products including:

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 on the TerraCycle program page. After signing up, customers can mail in eligible waste using the provided prepaid shipping label.

Stanley Black & Decker Home Free Recycling Program – Participants interested in recycling their Stanley Black & Decker small home appliances, including food processors, coffee makers, blenders, toasters and more, are invited to sign-up on the TerraCycle program page. When ready to ship, customers can download the provided prepaid shipping label, package the appliances in a secure package and send it to TerraCycle for recycling.

Stanley Black & Decker Lithium Battery Free Recycling Program – This program invites consumers to recycle appliances and tools with integral lithium batteries. Sign up 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.

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 CEO and Founder, 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.

For more information on TerraCycle’s recycling programs and to learn more about recycling your Stanley Black & Decker tools, home appliances or integral battery products, please visit

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