Leitz Tool Recycling

Protect the environment and support the community

Tools and tool systems consist to a large content of valuable and sometimes rare raw materials. The extraction of these components is time-consuming and requires large quantities of resources. Recycling, on the other hand, helps to conserve natural raw materials and protect our environment. Our Leitz Tool Recycling (LTR) helps to return tools and tool parts into a sustainable remanufacturing process. Join us and contribute to the active protection of our environment, while supporting our local communities.

We have partnered with charity Backpacks 4 VIC Kids, a local organisation providing essential material aid to displaced children. All proceeds received from our Carbide tool recycling program are donated directly to Backpacks 4 VIC Kids to support their efforts and help children entering emergency care.

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Up to 95 percent of the collected carbide is recycled into new cutting materials
  • Free collection of your used carbide tools
  • Active environmental protection
  • Involvement in supporting our local communities through charity


  • Collection of drills, cutters and turnblades made of carbide by Leitz service drivers or collected at our warehouses
  • No minimum amount required, our drivers will pick up any old tools on their next scheduled delivery run to your business, or simply leave them with our team at our service centre locations
  • Receive regular updates of donation amounts and impact for our partnered charity, Backpacks 4 VIC Kids


Sustainability and our Community

Collect recyclable materials, conserve resources, protect the environment, support those in need

  • Conservation of valuable resources through recycling
  • Up to 70% less energy consumption through raw material recycling
  • Up to 40% less CO2 emissions through recovery

Why Backpacks 4 VIC Kids?

Helping Vulnerable Children in Victoria, One Backpack at a time

Founded in Victoria in 2014, Backpacks 4 Vic Kids is a registered not-for-profit charity with GDR status. B4VK provides quality-filled backpacks and gift packs for vulnerable children, from birth to seventeen years of age, who are entering out-of-home care or emergency accommodation in Victoria and Tasmania.

Often children are placed quickly into foster care, or secure facilities without much more than what they are wearing at the time of displacement. Backpacks 4 VIC Kids backpacks provide displaced children with essential items to ease anxiety and grief during first 24-48 hours of displacement. These items often bring them comfort in an incredibly stressful and frightening time.

When children have these essential items including their own blanket and soft, cuddly toy, they are easier to settle, feel more secure and, most importantly, they know that there are people who care about them and value their wellbeing.

In Victoria alone there are 45,000 Australian children in out of home care, which includes Foster Care, Kinship Care, Permanent Care, Emergency/Short Term Care, Residential Care and respite. On any one night, over 11,000 children in Victoria are unable to live with their biological parent.

The number of children in care is growing by 11% every year and by 24% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. At this rate of growth, almost 26,000 children in Victoria will be in care by 2026.

1 in 33 children across Australia are in need of child protection services.

This is how it works:

In four steps to more sustainability:



Take an active part and collect used carbide (cutters, drills, replaceable inserts).

Step 2: PICK UP

Step 2: PICK UP

Contact your Leitz service driver. The material will be collected at your premises free of charge at your next delivery run. Or drop off at your local Leitz Service Centre.



We arrange to have the materials recycled using a local carbide recycling partner who weighs and values the tools.



Leitz Tooling receives the value of the recycled material and donates it directly to our charity partner. Every $75 donated provides an emergency essentials pack for 1 child. Follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter to stay updated with our donation progress.


Leitz Tool Recycling
Type: Product information
Category: Resharpening and service