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Thread: Used cutting blades

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    Super Member Grace MooreLinker's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Used cutting blades

    I have been keeping my used rotary cutter blades in a plastic container, now my question is How do you dispose of them safely?
    Is there some place that recycles them?
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Hope you don't mind me adding to the question
    Anyone tried those blade sharpers? Do they work?

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    I hope some one knows the answer to the blade sharpeners because I keep mine too.

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    I put mine in a small box and write dangerous blades and toss it in the garbage. We have had people go through garbage and I would not want anyone to get cut.

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    I sandwich mine used blades and needles between duct tape and throw away.

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    I have heard-on here maybe- there is a place you can send your old blades.
    As far as the sharpener i have heard good and bad. my DD has one that she is pleased with. She is 1 1/2 hrs from anyplace that sells blades so she has gotten a lot of use from it.

    I put mine in a container with old/broken needles then seal it up to throw away

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    Maybe someone that sells scrap medal would take them. They are getting high price for medal.

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    I resharpen mine a few times with a little round hand sharpener, not the greatest but helps extend the life. Then when I decide to pitch them, have a CLEAR plastic jelly jar I put them in so they can be seen. Get it full, pitch it, but don't see it getting full in this life times. Maybe a smaller jar.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    I resharpen mine a couple of times then put them between cardboard and tape together and throw into the garbage. Putting a caution sign on it might be a good idea.

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    I wrap mine in several layers of wrapping tape or duct tape and then just throw them in the garbage. Years ago, we lived in a house where the former owner had an opening in the medicine cabinet. He used to place his used safety razor blades there. It was a wonderful solution for HIM.

    When we went to redo the bathroom, we ripped out the sheetrock and were faced with a cascade of used razor blades tumbling all over the floor. We had to be very careful with that project.
    Arlene

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