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Old 05-28-2012, 07:31 AM
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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?
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:36 AM
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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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Old 05-28-2012, 07:42 AM
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I hope some one knows the answer to the blade sharpeners because I keep mine too.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:46 AM
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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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Old 05-28-2012, 08:02 AM
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I sandwich mine used blades and needles between duct tape and throw away.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:07 AM
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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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Old 05-28-2012, 08:45 AM
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Maybe someone that sells scrap medal would take them. They are getting high price for medal.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:52 AM
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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.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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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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Old 05-28-2012, 09:32 AM
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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.
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