Tools Junk Pickup Large tools can be picked up for free through San Jose’s Junk Pickup Program. Electronic tools such as test and measurement meters are e-waste and can be disposed of as hazardous waste. If your tools are in good condition, consider donating them. 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. Power Tools Are E-Waste Power tools contain electronic parts, so they can be recycled as e-waste. Remember to first disassemble your power tool so that other parts can be recycled as scrap metal.