Gillette Razor Recycling Programme - Private Collectors

Join this programme to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.

Give your used razor blades a second life with Gillette and TerraCycle

TerraCycle and Gillette have partnered to create a recycling programme for any brand of used razors, their blades and their packaging! Join this programme as a private collector to ship your waste directly to TerraCycle for free.

Alternatively, if you would like to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and collect for the public, you can head to this page to join.

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Important!

Due to the nature of the waste, it is required that all packages shipped through this programme adhere to the following regulations:

  • Waste must be packed in a strong and sturdy cardboard box. Please do not use bags, sachets, flimsy cardboard boxes or the packaging your razors were sold in.
  • We do not accept any other type of blade or sharp through this programme - razors and their packaging only. 
  • Please be cautious of where you store your collection box, keeping it away from children and pets.

How it works

COLLECT AS A PRIVATE LOCATION

If you are unable to become a Community Collection Hub and be listed on our map as a public location, you can still send us your used razor blades and packaging as a private location! You can collect on your own or with your friends & family, school or workplace. This option enables you to collect with a group without being listed on our Community Collection Hub map.

To sign up as a private collector please follow these steps:

  1. Join the programme by clicking the button at the top of this page.

  2. When you've collected a couple of months' worth of razors and are ready to ship your waste to us, head to your profile to download a free shipping label for this programme.

  3. Affix your shipping label to your package and bring it to your closest New Zealand Post.

Want to become a Community Collection Hub?

Be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Head here to join as a Community Collection Hub.

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: Any brand of used razors, their blades and their packaging, including:

  • All brands of blades and razors (refillable and disposable products, and replaceable-blade cartridge units)
  • Rigid plastic packaging
  • Flexible plastic packaging

Please note: cardboard and paper packaging is recyclable through regular Council recycling. Please do not include these in your collections for this programme.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the razor blades and their packaging are broken down and separated by material. Plastics are cleaned and pelletised to be recycled into new products, and metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys. Click here for more information about our recycling process.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

For each unit of used razor blades and packaging that you send to TerraCycle, you will receive one TerraCycle Point, which can be redeemed for a payment of NZ$0.01 to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice, such as our recommended charity Movember.

There is no minimum shipment weight required to earn points, although we encourage collectors to collect a few months of waste with your friends and family before sending in a parcel!

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