Used blade disposal

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by steve1, 6 November 2018.

  1. steve1

    steve1 Western Thunderer

    As modellers we probably get through a lot of blades (X-Acto, scalpel, etc) that need to disposed of safely at the
    end of their useful life. Having fairly recently taken up 'proper' shaving using a safety razor with double edge
    blades, I now have an addition source of 'sharps' that need to be stored securely when their time comes.

    Looking at some shaving supplies retailers, I have discovered blade banks which are designed for this very purpose
    It then occurred to me that I could also use one for my used modelling blades in addition to the razor blades.

    I bought this for my razor blades:
    Feather "Blade Bank" Razor Blade Disposal Case

    Being metal, when it is full the whole thing goes to recycling and safely so.

    Thought I would pass on the tip here...

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  2. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I must admit to having a large open top tin of used blades not only X-Acto and scalpel but Stanley and razor also. Will get one of those tins me thinks.
    Like the link Steve, seem to have trouble picking up razor blades when out shopping as supermarkets don't seem to stock them.

  3. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    That explains the beard then Colin.... :)):))


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  4. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    And there's me thinking a cut throat razor was proper shaving and no blades to get rid of. Very green.

    Tin looks good for other blades though.
  5. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Who said I shaved my face :p :)):)):))
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  6. Gilbert

    Gilbert Member

    I fill a metal golden syrup tin kept near my workbench- when full I seal the lid on and dispose of in the metals bin at our local recycling site - where I tell the guys what I'm doing.