Razor Blades

Alternative ways to recycle
Special Instructions

Razor blades can go in sharps containers and disposed of with medical sharps.

Never dispose of medical sharps in the landfill or recycling cart– they must be taken to special sharps locations in sharps containers.

Non-medical razor blades (like disposable shaving razors) are allowed in the landfill cart, but please handle them safely and tape them or put them in a sealed container if necessary. 

Large amounts of metal, non-medical blades can be recycled as scrap metal – they would need to be consolidated in a metal can or other container w/ lid and dropped off at the facility or picked up by appointment on the Recycle More route.


Store and Dispose of Blades With Care

Whether the razor blade is a shaving razor, safety razor, hobby knife or utility knife, blades must be stored and disposed of with care. Wrap in tape, paper or place in a sharps container and dispose of in the garbage or at a sharps collection location.


Dispose of Handles Separately

Save handles for reuse. If handles must be disposed of, metal handles can be disposed of as scrap metal. Plastic handles should be put in the garbage.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Recycle Blades With Terracycle

Gillette has teamed up with Terracycle to recycle used razor blades through the free Gillette Recycling Program. Sign up to mail in all brands of blades, razors and plastic razor packaging.

Ways to Reduce

Sharpen Blades Periodically

Instead of just tossing safety razor blades when they get dull, take a few minutes to sharpen them. Each blade will last a lot longer.