Making Life Easier
Power tools are used in offices and warehouses, in construction, in the garden, and for household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and around the home for purposes of drilling, cutting, shaping, sanding, grinding, polishing, painting, heating and lots more. They really help to make maintenance work and DIY that bit easier.
Do you know how long the average home power drill gets used over its lifetime? Some say 20 – 30 minutes. It is hard to know exactly but many home DIY jobs or gardening projects only need power tools or gardening equipment once a year. Many go out of date, get damaged or are hidden away and forgotten about.
Tools and Power Tool Recycling
As a team we get emails and calls with the question; can metal tools, drills, sanders, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, electric saws and more be recycled? We are delighted to say yes. If it has a plug, battery, or cable or is pure metal it can be recycled and remanufactured into helpful equipment used in cars, kitchens, hospitals, and homes. They even end up as new tools.
If you can get your damaged power tools repaired, that is great. If you can’t please find your nearest recycling point, or simply visit Recycle IT for drop-off or to arrange a collection.
Recycle IT provide recycling solutions for an estimated 350 – 400 different small appliances, power tools and personal tech used around the home and garden including all types of power tools.
You can easily recycle old or damaged electric saws, power sanders, hedge cutters leaf blowers’ strimmers, power hoses, drills sewing machines, extension cables and a lot more with a drop-off or collection.
In the future, you might consider borrowing rather than buying? Check out hiring, lending, and borrowing electric tools online or through a local neighbourhood scheme. For example, have a look at the Belfast Tool Library for inspiration. The inspiration may lead to local groups setting up a tool loan scheme locally.
There have been several tools sharing schemes started up in Ireland over the years, but they have ceased operation. Some with the onset of COVID. We are on the lookout for others and will update the blog post when we find a new tool-sharing scheme.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT, is a social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and metal recycling services through drop-off and collection. Services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland and South Dublin County Council. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal and Dormant Accounts and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.
For more information on Recycle IT please call 01 4578321, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.recycleit.ie
Click here to learn more about recycling metal with Recycle IT.