02-05-2014, 09:22 AM
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I hear tell of recycle, putting them in a slot in the wall, even taking them to a hospital for disposal.

What is the best way and what do you do with them ?

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 02-05-2014, 09:43 AM
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so far all my used blades are collected in swedish montecristo cuban snus boxes made of metal. in time they will be thrown in metal/glass recycling bins that are on the streets of all norwegian towns and cities.

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 02-05-2014, 10:02 AM
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I put the used blades in my Star Trek coin bank. When it gets full, I'll dump the blades into our recycling bin.
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 02-05-2014, 10:24 AM
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I tend to use Feather DE blades which have a compartment for used blades in the pack. For my Cobra blades, I simply use a sharp's container. Unfortunately, I am a diabetic, but it has some benefits!

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 02-05-2014, 10:26 AM
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Blade banks like John has illustrated work very well and usually last one or more years although mine don't like as classy as his! Biggrin

John, do those come in different characters? Biggrin

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 02-05-2014, 12:05 PM
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  • ojinsa
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I agree with Celestino, those are some sweet dispensers John. So, if you can't get your hands on one of those cool dispensers, you can use what I use - an old prescription container with a slit cut in the cap to drop used blades. Works like a charm and should last a helluva long time. Once you fill it up, simply dispose of it and repeat using another empty vitamin or prescription container. Piece of cake.

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 02-05-2014, 12:24 PM
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  • Harvey
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REAL men can lace old blades together and make a blade vest and wear it when riding your Harley.....BiggrinTongueCoolChuck

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 02-05-2014, 01:04 PM
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I use an old pill bottle clearly marked up and highlighted for 'used blades'

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 02-05-2014, 01:19 PM
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(02-05-2014, 12:24 PM)Harvey Wrote: REAL men can lace old blades together and make a blade vest and wear it when riding your Harley

well - we used similar in norway - 12 centuries ago - while riding our battle ships. ring armour Tongue

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 02-05-2014, 01:25 PM
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I use an evaporated milk can that I emptied (using the contents) with holes in the lid. Then using a Dremel I made a slot in the top and top side (just below the seam) so that blades can be inserted. A spray with white paint, then faux stone paint finished it. I think I have a picture somewhere. When it's full I'll tape it shut to make sure the blades stay inside, and I'll take it to recycling.

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 02-05-2014, 01:25 PM
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  • Harvey
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See I knew it...real men unite and wear our blade vests....!!!Cool

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 02-05-2014, 01:32 PM
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(02-05-2014, 01:25 PM)Harvey Wrote: See I knew it...real men unite and wear our blade vests....!!!Cool

every man is a real man harvey Wink but some are still like children - myself included Sleepy

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 02-05-2014, 01:36 PM
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I have a metal mint container that holds a bunch.

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 02-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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  • Johnny
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I use one of those Feather blade banks. Not sure what I am going to do with it once full. Label it razor blades and put it in the recycle bin I guess.

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 02-05-2014, 06:01 PM
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One of those $1.00 Blade Banks you can purchase from a vendor

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 02-05-2014, 07:15 PM
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  • krissy
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Since we have an excess of pill bottles around here, I use an old pill bottle with a label that I make to put around it. I'll get a photo when I'm more awake. I'm about ready to turn off the laptop for the night.

Then when it's full I use super glue to seal the cap on and wrap it in duct tape over and over and over.... and over a few more times. I don't want anyone to get inside it again considering the contents.

Pill bottles have a child safety cap and it should be treated the same as if it were filled with medication if you have small children around. But I do think they should be clearly labeled if you have small children around. You just never know what they will touch when adults aren't around.

My kids are all older, so instead of a sharps container I use a plastic drink bottle, real tea not the fake stuff or coconut water (one that has a wider mouth than a soda bottle, since I can't drink bottled soda anymore) for my diabetic supplies. (pre-diabetic for now so it's just lances and whatnot and not the actual syringes) Then when it's full I glue the cap on and wrap it in duct tape so it can't be opened. But you could also use one for blades, it would just take longer to fill up......

So it's great to use what you have and recycle something. But just make sure before you dispose of it that it can't be opened again. IMHO


Question though, on the recycling. Does that pose a danger for the staff working at a recycling center to get something like that in? Since it may be contaminated with blood and that would be like recycling a knife that hand the handle break.... thoughts on safety for staff?

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 02-06-2014, 01:18 AM
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(02-05-2014, 07:15 PM)krissy Wrote: Question though, on the recycling. Does that pose a danger for the staff working at a recycling center to get something like that in? Since it may be contaminated with blood and that would be like recycling a knife that hand the handle break.... thoughts on safety for staff?

no worries (here at least) - contents from metal/glass recycling bins won't come into contact with humans at all - only machines Smile

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 02-06-2014, 11:29 PM
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I swallow them.




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 02-07-2014, 05:25 AM
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  • Howler
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I use an old broth can with a silt in the top for my used blades.

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 02-07-2014, 06:38 AM
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Great answers to the question and some nifty containers as well...

In New York, blades can be put in the public garbage pick up.
When I am in Arizona, the pick up is private and blades are excluded from garbage or recycle. Guess I'm making a trip to the hospital when my masons jar is full.

What are your local regulations?

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