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Curious on what everyone uses as a blade bank? I know some companies sell a generic blade bank to store and eventually recycle your blades but i'm curious on hearing
about your home made blade banks? 

I use an old pop can as a blade bank. I'm wondering if that's fine or if I need to find a sturdier blade bank to use since i'm not sure a pop can containing used blades is safe to throw into the recycling?
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San Diego, Cal., USA
I use the little metal commercial one.  It holds a lot of blades, it fits easily into my medicine chest, and the cost is only $1.00.

My concern with a pop can is that it is light and very soft aluminum and if accidentally squeezed, an injury could still occur.  I think I would go with a sturdier tin can like a soup can.

As for recycling, that may vary from community to community.  I called the San Diego city department that handles trash and was told not to put blades in the recycle bin.  I believe they consider them a medical waste hazard but I'm not sure.
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(06-14-2015, 06:14 PM)RzaRazor Wrote: I use an old pop can as a blade bank.

Me too

(06-14-2015, 07:07 PM)Freddy Wrote: As for recycling, that may vary from community to community.  I called the San Diego city department that handles trash and was told not to put blades in the recycle bin.  I believe they consider them a medical waste hazard but I'm not sure.
Good point. I hadn't thought of that.
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Philadelphia, PA
I use an old prescription bottle.
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Arizona
(06-14-2015, 08:34 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I use an old prescription bottle.

+1 just cut a slit in the cap and good to go.
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Here in the UK we have a few Pound Shops ($1.50). They sell metal money boxes which are six inches in height and four inches across. They - weirdly - despite being a money box have no hole for which to get your money. These hold a lot of blades. I have been using it for around a year and it feels less than a quarter full. To make it look nice I have covered it in blade wrappers I have used.
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Philadelphia, PA
(06-17-2015, 12:09 AM)zacharydrake Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 08:34 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I use an old prescription bottle.

+1 just cut a slit in the cap and good to go.

heck, I don't even go through that trouble with them. I twist the cap off, drop the blade in and then put the cap back on. done!
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#8

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California
Using a old school mini coffee tin works great, slit a slot in the top to drop the used blades in.


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Philadelphia, PA
(06-23-2015, 08:56 PM)DMFeugo Wrote: Using a old school mini coffee tin works great, slit a slot in the top to drop the used blades in.


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that should last for quite a while!
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(06-14-2015, 07:07 PM)Freddy Wrote: As for recycling, that may vary from community to community.  I called the San Diego city department that handles trash and was told not to put blades in the recycle bin.  I believe they consider them a medical waste hazard but I'm not sure.
Yup - you just have to look up where there's a sharps disposal box near you.  I live in south bay, and here are drop boxes in San Diego.  My blade bank (the $2 one from Maggard's conveniently priced to get an order up to free shipping) isn't full yet, so I haven't had to stop by a drop box.


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