Carbide recycling

Recycling is now included with all our carbide rock tools. You don’t have to do anything in particular. Simply enjoy the process and know that your worn-out rock tools will be taken care of.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rock Tools Carbide Recycling Program helps create a secure source of scarce minerals, lowers environmental impact and reduces waste. It is completely free – you even get paid for the collected minerals.

Once enrolled in the program, we will provide containers for your site in which you place your worn-out tools. The worn-out tools will be regularly collected and we pay for the collected minerals. The worn-out tools are then transported to our factory in Austria, where the cemented carbide is recycled and brought back into production of new rock tools.

Recycling Program supports our goal of building circularity. This is one important action of making sure that raw material are used in an efficient and sustainable way, and that our products are recycled when they reach end-of-life.


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At Sandvik Rock Tools we are determined to take action when it comes to sustainability. Visit "Our Way Report" to find out more on where we stand in terms of the progress of our sustainability efforts.

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