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Gillette® Razor Local Recycling Solutions

Becoming a public drop-off point allows community members to contribute to your razor collections.

Recycling in partnership with Gillette® and Venus

TerraCycle® and Gillette® have partnered to create local recycling solutions for the Gillette Razor Recycling Program, a free recycling program for razors as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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Important!

Your collection bin will be sent to the address associated with your TerraCycle account and is expected to arrive by April 30. Your patience is appreciated.

How it works

Local recycling solutions are an easy and efficient way to collect used razors from your community. This program is designed for participants who have (or who plan to have) public drop-off points available and want to spread awareness and traffic to those drop-off locations (thereby increasing the number of pieces of waste you collect and the points you earn).

After acceptance to the program, you will be sent an exclusive razor recycling bin developed by TerraCycle and Gillette. Once full, simply seal and return the bin to TerraCycle via UPS and a new one will be sent back to you. The address listed in your account will be posted on the publicly available map of local recycling solutions on the Gillette Razor Recycling Program page.

We will advertise your local recycling solution on a publicly viewable map and provide support through our Customer Service Department. We want to help you turn your public drop-off point into a successful local recycling solution for your community.

If you need to update your drop-off address on the public map, you may do so by contacting TerraCycle Customer Support.

Are there any types of locations that cannot be listed as a local recycling solution?

Businesses (including gyms), colleges, cities, and community organizations are encouraged to sign up as local recycling solutions. Public drop-off points must be accessible by the public in your community.

Individual homes, medical facilities, children’s groups, and schools other than colleges and universities do not qualify as local recycling solutions. If you are unsure if your organization type can be listed as a public drop-off point, you can request to join the program and we will review your account, or you can contact TerraCycle Customer Support to learn more.

What you can recycle in this program

Program accepted waste: All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging.

Best practices for recycling

If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

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 new products, such as picnic tables and park benches. Metal materials are sent for smelting and conversion to new alloys. Click here to learn more about TerraCycle's recycling process.

Rewards

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.

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