Gillette has partnered with TerraCycle to offer the World’s First National Razor Recycling program to help keep hard-to-recycle blades and razors from ending up in landfills. By teaming up with TerraCycle, we are making an effort to help recycle the estimated 2 billion razors thrown away every year.
How Does It Work?
You can get started by requesting a receptacle for your blades and razors today. Gillette products or not, through our partnership with TerraCycle, we will be accepting ALL blades and razors to be recycled.
To request a Gillette® collection bin, please click below to register. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.
Instead of throwing razors away, collect them at home or request a public bin for your gym, office, or college.
Print a shipping label* and send razors collected to TerraCycle for recycling or drop off at the closest public bin.
What Is TerraCycle?
It's easy, it's fun - and it's a great way to recycle your used razors! TerraCycle offers recycling programs for waste that cannot be recycled curbside. Gillette has partnered with TerraCycle to keep used blades and razors from ending up in landfills. It's the World's First National Razor Recycling program, and with your help, we can reduce the amount of shaving waste being dumped - no matter your razor brand!
Gillette® Razor Recycling Program FAQ
What can I send through this recycling program?
All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging.
Can I only collect Gillette products and packaging through this program?
You may collect any brand of waste for this recycling program.
What happens to the waste?
Once collected, the waste is broken down and separated by material. Plastics are cleaned and pelletized to be recycled into be new products, such as picnic tables and park benches. Metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys.
Does my shipment have to weigh a certain amount before I can send it in?
No, your shipment can be any size. However, larger shipments are usually more eco-friendly and reduce the environmental impact even further.