A lot of people are clueless about what they should do with their old power tools and what tends to happen most of the time is that they either sit in the back of a shelf eating dust or they are thrown away.
There are a couple of ways on how you can get rid of the old power tools that you do not use any longer or are broken beyond repair. You could send them back to the manufacturer, recycle the battery, sell it or even donate it. If you still don’t have a clear idea about how to dispose of your old and useless power tool then listed below are some instructions that will guide you properly.
The very first thing that you should do is contact your nearest power tool dealer, service centre or supplier and inquire about whether they will recycle power tools or not. A lot of big name power tool manufacturers offer the service of allowing their customers to drop off their power tools at a nearby dealer or centre where they will properly dismantle it and then recycle it.
If the manufacturer is not willing to recycle the power tool for you then make sure that you remove the rechargeable battery and then recycle it. A battery is the most harmful part of the tool for the environment and needs to be disposed of properly. There are some companies that take the rechargeable batteries and give you a cash back option as well, which can be used in the purchase of your new power tool.
You could even hold a garage sale and sell all your power tools that you no longer use, this way you will solve your problem of disposing of your power tools and make some money out of it as well, which could be spent on getting newer, better power tools.