Razor Blade recycling
3 min read, last updated 20-Sep-2020
"Historically, people have found all sorts of creative ways of getting rid of their used double edge razor blades - most famously, by slotting double edge blades into the walls of their apartments, an unconventional practice that dates back to the 1870s." source rockwell.
It goes without saying that the old way is hazardous and highly discouraged.
Blade Safe and local recycling center
We recommend collecting your razor blades in a safe container such as a empty yam jar or a blade safe, which is a metal container with a slot to put your used blades in.
We are actually working on a container that stores safety razors safety and container and razor blades can be recycled in the normal recycling bin once full (which should take years). If you cannot wait here is a plastic free alternative, but we think ours will be cuter.
Recycling in Auckland
EcoMatters are a collection point for stainless razor blades. This service is provided for free.
You can drop off most items at either of our locations during the following times:
Mon 10am-2pm or Tues 9am-1pm: EcoMatters Depot, Unit E, 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale.
Wed-Sun, 10am-2pm: EcoMatters Store, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn.
Recycling in New Zealand
Anotherway provides detailed information for your safety razor recycling.
Recycling via Post
CaliWoods kindly offers to receive any razor blades from any company. You must collect at least 40 blades before sending these to CaliWoods. If you decide to do that please dry and clean the blades and make sure they are securely wrapped with no chance of the blade easily escaping through your packaging.
CaliWoods - Blade Return Program
C/o Handle With Care
10 Parkhead Place
New Zealand, 0632
Buy your blade refills here.