Tools that are in good working order can be donated. An internet search such as “donate tools York PA” will show businesses that accept these items for donation.
Metal tools can be recycled at metal salvage businesses. An internet search such as “recycle metal wrench, saw, etc. York PA” will show businesses that accept these items for recycling.
Tools that are powered using an electrical cord can be recycled at the York County Solid Waste Authority’s free Electronics Recycling Program. For more information, click here.
All tools may also be disposed in the regular garbage, but there are special requirements for tools that are battery or fuel powered. Tools that are powered using rechargeable batteries should have the batteries removed and recycled before disposing of the tool. For information regarding the recycling of rechargeable batteries, click here. Tools that are powered using liquid fuel should have all fuel drained from compartment before disposing of the tool. The fuel should be handled using the instructions for disposal of flammable materials here.