Tools are generally composites made up of materials like metal, wood and plastic.
It can be difficult to recycle these items if the different components aren’t separated. Wooden handles, or metal parts can be recycled at your local civic amenity site – check the waste services locator on this site.
Many tools can easily be repaired by replacing handles or sharpening them. Check out your local Men’s Shed or repair shop to see if they provide this service. Need help locating a local repair service? Click on this link to access Ireland’s online repair directory: http://www.repairmystuff.ie
Unwanted tools could also be donated to community organisations such as Tidy Towns Groups.