Hardware items that are in good working condition can often be donated. An internet search such as “donate hardware York PA” will show businesses that accept these materials for donation.
Metal hardware can also often be recycled at metal scrap recycling businesses. An internet search such as “recycle scrap metal York PA” will show businesses that accept these materials for recycling.
Hardware can also be disposed of in the regular trash. The York County Resource Recovery Center, where York County’s municipal waste is managed, recovers and recycles ferrous and non-ferrous metals from garbage ash.