Tools

Donate or Sell if Usable

Sell or Donate

If the tool is still in working condition, consider selling or donating it. To find local donation locations, check out the NYS Reuse Locator Map.

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If No Plastic and Electronics? It's Scrap Metal

You can dispose of regular, electronic-free tools or accessories as scrap metal. Metal tools can’t be turned in as scrap metal if they have plastic handles.

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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. 

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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.