For pen-like devices like laser pointers, disassemble the broken items and recycle the metal parts and button batteries separately. Throw plastic parts away.
Markers, Laser pointer, Ink pen, Gel pen
Blue Bins & Chutes
Don't just throw out old pens! They can be rescued. The volunteer initiative Save That Pen has several locations where you can drop them off.
Save That Pen
Often you can buy refill cartridge for old pens. Search online sites for your pen model for refills.
Tips & Suggestions
Can't repair or re-use? Take the pen apart and recycle the metal parts.
See instructions under Small Metal Objects