If power tools are still in good working condition, consider giving them to a local donation center or second hand store. Some power tools are recyclable. Check your local home supply or hardware store to see if they accept unusable power tools. For details on where to recycle power or extension cords visit Recycling Mystery: Power Cords & Extension Cords - Earth911.
Power tool batteries should be disposed of at any four of OC’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. Centers are located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and San Juan Capistrano. For more information visit Household Hazardous Waste | OC Waste & Recycling (oclandfills.com).