Blade disposal?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by CrustyCat, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    Just kind of curious. How do you guys dispose of your blades? Blade bank, homemade or purchased? Trash? Or like me, the wall of my house via the little slot in the medicine cabinet.
  2. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    I use the back of a DE/SS Razor blade dispense. When it's full I wrap it with duct tape or shipping tape which ever one is handy and put it in the commercial trash dumpster outside our condo. Before moved to our condo, I used the slot in the medicine cabinet . Like you use.
  3. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Purchased (Feather) blade bank.

    I figured the five bucks I paid for it wouldn't hurt too much!
  4. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Took a tall thin cookie tin, cut a slot in the lid, glued the lid down and I think it is almost half full after 5 years.
  5. brit

    brit in a box

    blade bank so far,but modding an cool old tin for future , will hold hundreds..
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  6. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    I use a plastic container that held breath mints. Cost nothing since my grandkids eat my mints like candy. Got one almost filled up that I'll wrap in heavy tape and toss.
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  7. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Having been born a smart-alec, my first impulse is to say "apples", but someone is bound to take me seriously.

    Actually, I store them in an old prescription bottle for disposal. Our town has a sharps disposal container at the police station, so when the prescription bottle is full I empty it into that. Since we live alone, and even our youngest grandchild is school age, there's no safety issue.
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Same here. I take my blades to a pharmacy that accepts used sharps for disposal.
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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I make my own blade disposal containers.

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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I do what most think is crazy .... re-wrap it in its original paper and snap it three times and toss it in the garbage. Not nearly as dangerous as the broken glass you dump in the garbage.
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  11. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Like the OP I use the slot in my medicine cabinet.
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  12. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    When I joined TSD sometime in 2010, there was a thread similar to this thread. The best solution for me was to grab a can of broth, punch a knife into the center, drain the broth for another use, and rinse the can out.

    I am still using the same can. I figure it is about 3/4 full now.

    The purpose of the broth can is that the can is easier to rinse clean, whereas a soup can has particulates that can stay behind and rot, and therefore permeate your shaveden with funky odors.

    Another benefit is that the entire unit is steel, so recycling is a valid option.

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  13. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    This is exactly what I do as well...
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  14. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Metal blade bank and then recycle.

    After remodeling a bathroom and having several hundred razor blades to contend with I vowed to never do that to the next person who decides to redo the wall.
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Wish I had one of those...plaster walls. :angry019:
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  16. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    I use the back of a plastic blade dispenser. When full, I rotate to the front or top side. Once they are in there so snug they don't move, I toss in the recycling.
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  17. gadabout

    gadabout Well-Known Member


    I make my own blade bank out of two empty K-cups. It lasts a pretty long time before I have to toss it, and only takes a very small amount of space in my medicine cabinet.

    If you want something a little bigger, Jello snack-pack containers would work very well.
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  18. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    I've never actually done this, but have seen it done. Looks relatively easy.

    I would probably feel the same way after opening a wall. I've seen pictures. The house is 40 years old, so there is a possibility that there are already some there, or not.
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  19. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    That sounds about very close to the standard answer around this neighborhood :happy093::angry017: :signs136:
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  20. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Given the evil laugh, I have to ask - the first paragraph or the second? :shocked003:
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