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Old 17.08.2010, 22:37
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Disposal of safety razor blades

Hi, how/where to safely dispose of real razor blades? I don't want to fall foul of a rubbish official.





PS Last year I converted after approximately 20 years of slavery to Gillette marketing to a Muhle razor and Derby blade combination. Will never go back to Gillettes now. I've seen the light.


http://www.shaving-shack.com/muhle-r...GoogleBase2895

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Derby-Stainl.../dp/B0031BDGKQ



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Old 25.08.2010, 21:29
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Hmmm ... 60 views suggests I'm not the only person wonder about this.
Any takers ?
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Old 25.08.2010, 21:51
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Looks like it. Sorry, I have always just put mine in the trash with a tissue around it.

This from a person who always cut up the 6 pack rings to prevent an animal from getting stuck.
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Old 25.08.2010, 21:52
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Don't you have that little slot in the back of your medicine cabinet?
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Don't you have that little slot in the back of your medicine cabinet?
I haven't seen one of those in 20 years. Always wondered what happens when they're finally full...
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Old 25.08.2010, 21:59
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Don't you have that little slot in the back of your medicine cabinet?


Don't know about that slot.

Hey, accumulating them long-term is not a problem. Very tiny, wee things. But eventually they need to be trashed. As I'm moving apartment in some days now seems like a good time to do the right thing.

I'm not Herr Environmental by any stretch but I would be horrified if anyone was injured because of my carelessness.


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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

What about a tin money box? Or just a smallish tin like they have cough lollies in, seal it, punch a slit into the lid of it and there you have it.
Once full, the whole thing can be disposed of in one go.

ETA; If you do use a tin/metal container, make sure you put something like a saucer underneath it so that it doesn't deposit those nice rust stains anywhere, being in the moist bathroom, that can be a bit of a problem.
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Re:Disposal of safety razor blades

what about the metal recycling bins? I've always seen them right next to the ones for glass, and i'm pretty sure you can put knives in.
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Razor blades are not considered "recyclable" as such and therefore should be disposed of in the normal rubbish. In the info brochure from the Zurich Entsorgungs people, they do recommend wrapping the razor blades though.

(Reference: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...ation_0912.pdf)
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I haven't seen one of those in 20 years. Always wondered what happens when they're finally full...
They actually drop directly into the wall behind the medicine cabinet usually, not into a container of any sort.
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Does anyone know where I can buy a safety razor in Lausanne?
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

I got my Merkur direct from the manufacturer's site for around 35 gbp and 100 Derby blades from eBay for 10 quid. Extremely pleased. Will never return to Gillette disposables.

I didn't find the Merkur site with a 10 second search but Amazon.de have the stuff.

http://www.amazon.de/Merkur-C34-Rasi...5601757&sr=1-1

And I still haven't found a solution for disposal.
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Old 29.04.2012, 10:59
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Thanks for that. Good luck finding somewhere to dispose of them!
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

Amazon.de do indeed have the stuff but they won't send it to Switzerland.

Back to square one.
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And I still haven't found a solution for disposal.
Garbage bag perhaps?
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Amazon.de do indeed have the stuff but they won't send it to Switzerland.

Back to square one.
Strange, as they send books and CDs to Switzerland. Is that related to the product?
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Old 29.04.2012, 14:49
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Amazon.de do indeed have the stuff but they won't send it to Switzerland.

Back to square one.
Ship to one of these border-shipping addresses (See the "deliver stuff in germany" kind of threads) and voila, problem solved.
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Old 29.04.2012, 14:58
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Amazon.de do indeed have the stuff but they won't send it to Switzerland.

Back to square one.
These guys sell just about everything you could possibly imagine for shaving, and they ship to Switzerland:

http://www.shaving.ie/

They've got a good reputation over at www.badgerandblade.com and should be able to supply you with what you need for a lot less than you'd pay in Switzerland.
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Old 29.04.2012, 17:18
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Re: Disposal of safety razor blades

You could always 'waste' an occasional PET bottle, and fill that up with used blades and then drop it in the bin when it's full ...
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