How To Dispose Of Razor Blades
Learn how to dispose of razor blades because that would help you get rid of those useful but sharp objects. Razor blades can be the object you need to out some tasks, such as shaving your hair or beard. But, when they outlive their purpose and you fail to dispose of them in the right way, you could just be indirectly attracting harm your way.
How Can I Dispose Of My Razor Blades?
If you are one of those homeowners and razor blade users that are wondering about what to do with used razor blades, it is about time you followed the steps we will be discussing below.
Of course, they are not the only ways to get rid of razor blades; but it is better to start somewhere than not starting at all.
So, here are the steps you need to take any time you are ready to dispose of razor blades.
Place in Your Black Cart
If you have a black cart and you have been making use of it recently, it can be one of the safest places to dispose of razor blades.
While at that, you should have in mind that specific rules must be adhered to for the proper disposal of the blades.
First, you have to place the razor blades in the black cart as garbage. That shows you wouldn’t be needing the blades again.
The second and most important thing to do is that you have to use a permanent marker to mark the razor blades as “Sharps” so that anyone that sees the notice will immediately understand that it is not something that should be picked up because it is sharp and can hurt.
Throw into a Bin
Although some people may have contrary views, you can actually throw a disposable razor blade into a bin. The general rule to doing this is that the razor handle and the blade must be disposed of separately.
The first thing to do (if it is a disposable razor), is that you will have to detach the razor handle from the blade. The next thing to do is to wrap the blade in a paper, secure it with a tape, and throw it heads down into the bin.
Use Altoids Tins
Altoids tins, which are often used to store mint, by the way, can be one of the helpful ways to dispose of razor blades. Have in mind that this can be a tricky thing to do because you may end up confusing the other people staying with you into thinking that they are grabbing some mint to keep their mouths fresh when they are actually tossing sharp-pointed and metal-tasting razor blades down their throats.
Hence, you need to attach a label indicating that the “Altoids Tins” are no longer Altoid Tins, but are now “Tins for Used Razor Blades”.
Once you’ve made the labeling and you are sure nobody will be confused about it, proceed to toss your used razor blades into the tins anytime you are through with using them.
Wrap in a Paper
Sometimes, the little things we overlooked can turn out to be the “big things we’ll need in the future”. Talk about the rejected stone that became the cornerstone!
Therefore, you may not entirely need to discard or do away with your used razor blades. Instead of doing that, you want to use another method, which is wrapping the used razor blades in a paper.
The idea is that you may need the razor blades later in the future. So, when wrapping the blades, ensure that you use up to two layers of paper, and put the paper containing the blades in a bag and tie it up for better disposal.
Put the Blades in a Puncture-Resistant Container
It is no secret that razor blades (no matter how long you’ve used them) are still sharp to some extent. That is why you want to dispose of razor blades in a way that they wouldn’t tear up or puncture the bag or container you tossed them into.
To that end, make sure that the container you are using is puncture-resistant. That way, you are confident that the blades wouldn’t “break free”.
Some of the puncture-resistant and non-breakable containers you can consider using are:
- A plastic bucket that has a lid
- A laundry detergent bottle
Get a Sharp Container
There are times your regular containers and tins may not be able to withstand the pressure of the sharp end of your razor blades, which continue to point on the containers and tins.
What do you do?
You need an alternative and that alternative is to get a sharp container. What the sharp container does is that it has the capacity to hold multiple razor blades without the regular tear and wear of the conventional containers and tins.
Aside from razor blades, the sharp containers, which have a small lidded opening at the top, can contain other objects, such as thumbtacks, and needles.
In case you are wondering about where to get sharp containers, there are many places you can purchase one. Some of them are:
- Drug stores
- Office supply stores
Use the Slotted Compartment
Why worry your head over how to dispose of razor blades when you already have the answer in your hands?
You see, razor blades have dedicated compartments, and by that, we mean the covers or slotted compartment on the bottom of the plastic dispenser, which houses your blades.
The rule of thumb to using that to dispose of razor blades is to file or slot in your used razor blades into the compartment. Keep doing that until there are no more spaces. That is when you will then dispose of them in your trash can.
Dispose of Razor Blades with Ease
You don’t necessarily break out in a sweat or become frantic about stepping on your used razor blades.
The steps above as well-detailed can help you to dispose of razor blades with ease and be out of harm’s way.
How do you dispose of your razor blades? Let us know in the comment section.
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