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Gillette TerraCycle Program

Gillette TerraCycle Program

In recent years, the wet shaving community has witnessed a remarkable shift towards sustainability. Traditional wet shaving enthusiasts are increasingly becoming aware of the environmental impact of disposable razors and plastic packaging. One of the groundbreaking solutions that have gained traction in this community is TerraCycle recycling. Let’s explore how TerraCycle recycling is transforming wet shaving practices and why it is so beneficial for both enthusiasts and the planet.

TerraCycle, a global recycling company, offers a sustainable solution. They partner with various brands, including some in the wet shaving industry, to recycle hard-to-recycle waste streams like disposable razors and their packaging. Here's how TerraCycle recycling benefits the wet shaving community:

Reduced Environmental Impact: TerraCycle recycling diverts disposable razors and packaging from landfills, significantly reducing the environmental footprint associated with wet shaving.

Promotes Sustainability: Embracing TerraCycle encourages wet shavers to think more sustainably and make eco-friendly choices when it comes to their grooming routine.

Easy Participation: Participating in TerraCycle's recycling programs is simple for wet shaving enthusiasts. Many brands provide collection points at participating retailers, making it convenient to drop off used razors and packaging.

This is why we are proud to announce that The Razor Company has partnered with Gillette to bring you an amazing recycling program. Here, you will be able to recycle all brands of blades, razors, and plastic packaging. 

How TerraCycle Recycling Works

TerraCycle makes recycling razor blades as well as disposable razors and their packaging a straightforward process:

Collection: Consumers can collect used razors, cartridge heads, and packaging in designated collection bins or boxes provided by participating brands or retailers.

Shipping: Once the collection bin is full, participants can ship it to TerraCycle using a prepaid shipping label provided by the program.

Processing: TerraCycle processes the collected waste streams to recycle the plastics and metals, diverting them from landfills.

Sustainable Products: The recycled materials are used to create new products, closing the loop on waste and promoting a circular economy.

In the wet shaving community, TerraCycle recycling has emerged as a beacon of hope for those seeking sustainable alternatives to disposable razors and plastic packaging. By actively participating in TerraCycle programs, wet shaving enthusiasts can reduce their environmental impact, support responsible brands, and contribute to a greener future.

As the wet shaving community continues to embrace TerraCycle recycling, it not only makes shaving more eco-friendly but also sets an example for other industries to follow. Together, we can transform our grooming routines and help protect the planet one razor at a time.

We appreciate your commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible disposal practices. To ensure the safe recycling of used razor blades, we have outlined the following instructions and safety precautions for your reference:
  1. Collection:

  • Collect used razor blades in a secure container, such as a designated razor blade bank or a puncture-resistant container.

  1. Packaging:

  • Place the full blade bank of used razor blades into the appropriate size box for shipping ensuring that they do not protrude from the opening. Clearly label it as "Used Razor Blades for Recycling."
  • Consider wrapping the blade bank with an additional layer of protective material to provide an extra barrier.

  1. Mailing:
  • Ensure that the shipping label contains the accurate address.
  • Choose a reputable shipping service that offers tracking and delivery confirmation to ensure your package reaches its destination safely.
  • Mail your carefully wrapped and clearly labeled box to:
                           The Razor Company
                           2678 Orchard Lake Road
                           Sylvan Lake MI 48320
  • Please notify us by sending an email to: that you are sending a package with used razor blades for recycling. This ensures that we are aware of the incoming shipment.

By adhering to these safety precautions, you can help ensure that your used razor blades are shipped for recycling securely and responsibly. Thank you for your dedication to environmental sustainability and your participation in our recycling efforts.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact us. We are just a phone call or email away! We appreciate your commitment to making a positive impact on the environment through recycling.

Q: Can I only collect Gillette-brand products?

A: No, the Gillette® Recycling Program accepts blades, razors, and plastic packaging from all brands.

Q: Do I need to clean the items before I send them in?

A: No, you do not need to clean the packaging before dropping it off, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. We will not accept dripping items, so make sure your items are dry and well protected for our staff's sake.