How to recycle safety razor blades:
- Twist open your safety razor by placing your thumb and index finger either side of your razor head and turning. If your razor is screwed on too tightly, you may have to use a towel for extra grip.
- Remove the razor blade and wash clean.
- Use a piece of tissue and wipe your blade until there is no residue of shaving soap or hair.
- Store your razor blade in a container and bulk recycle, or place the blade directly into the recycling bin.
- Congratulations, the world is a little bit less wasteful!
So you just bought a shiny new eco-friendly, reusable bamboo safety razor. And being the sustainable citizen that you are, you want to know how to recycle the blades. Don’t worry, help is on hand!
All metals and alloys can indeed be recycled as long as the integrity of the metal has not been altered by another substance. It’s more than likely that the only substances that have come into contact with your razor are water, shaving foam and some unwanted stubble!
All you need to do is rinse and wipe your blades to get rid of any excess beard hair and take them to your friendly local recycling centre. Throw them in the scrap metal bin and they will be recycled and given another life! Easy right?
If you have any more questions related to recycling safety razors or any other products, comment below or send us an email. We are always happy to help spread knowledge and awareness!
A year after writing this blog, we received quite a few messages from customers outside of the UK that asked us… What do we do if we don’t have metal recycling bins outside of our homes and we can’t find one locally?
Here is the answer!
If your neighbourhood does not have a metal recycling bin or a collection service for recycling metals, then the best thing to do is invest in a small “piggy-bank” styled container.
After you have washed and rinsed off your razor blades, simply add them into the container until full and then you can deposit them all at once, at the local recycling centre!
We have also had some customers ask us if our eco-friendly safety razors are recyclable.
The answer to the question is that our razors come with a lifetime guarantee, so they shouldn’t need to be recycled…. However, they are recyclable too, but the process is slightly more complicated than just placing them in a recycling bin because they are painted.
If, for whatever reason you would like to recycle your safety razor, send us a message via our contact form and we’ll help you recycle your safety razor.
I hope that this clears up any questions that you have regarding how to recycle safety razor blades. If you have any other questions about recycling our razor blades or any of our other products, please check our FAQs and if you cannot find the answer, get in touch with us directly and one of our friendly Jungle team members will do their best to assist you!