Put in Garbage/Landfill

Most tools are made from more than one material and cannot be recycled. 

Tools and tool parts that are made entirely from metal are an exception. Recycle those as scrap metal

Tools with electronic components must be disposed of as e-waste. Batteries that can be removed must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Please donate or sell unwanted tools that are still in good shape. 


Return Battery Packs In-Store

Do not throw away batteries from power tools. A number of companies will accept these batteries at their stores, including DeWalt, the Home Depot and Lowe’s. 


Power Tools Are E-Waste

Power tools contain electronic parts, so they can be recycled as e-waste. Remember to first disassemble your power tool so that other parts can be recycled as scrap metal.