Tools Garbage Bin Power Tools If it contains a battery it can be taken back to any store in the county that sells batteries for FREE recycling and/or it can be brought to one of our Household Hazardous Waste facilities for FREE recycling. If it has a plug and can’t be repaired or donated it goes in the trash. Freecycle.org or Craigslist is a great place to find a new home for your power tool if it’s working or used for parts.Or Repair it at Five Cities Repair Cafe! 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. 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.