Gardening tools such as hand shovels, rakes and brushes generally have wooden and metal components. Other garden tools such as strimmers and leaf blowers are electrical or fuel powered.
All electrical or battery powered tools can be brought to a Civic Amenity Site or returned to an electrical retailer for recycling.
Some components of hand held tools are recyclable such as a metal handle or shovel. Metal is generally accepted at Civic Amenity Sites. Check the Waste Services Locator on this site.
Many gardening tools can be repaired by replacing for example the wooden handle or getting them sharpened. Check out your local Mens Shed who often provide this service or click here to access Ireland’s online repair directory.