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Do you do anything special for blade disposal

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Notarealsignguy, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    We had a guy cut his hand open pretty bad last year when taking out the trash. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to safely put blades in the garbage?
     
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  2. Dan360

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    We have a box with a slot cut in the top (think suggestion box) that all the blades go into. When it's full it gets taped shut and thrown directly into the dumpster.
     
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  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Coffee can with the top duct taped on. When its full duct tape over the blade slot.
     
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    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    this is ours, its basic but it works, when full the lid goes on and it goes in the dumpster
     

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    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    When I'm in the field, I drop them in empty water bottles.
     
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  6. Gino

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    We save them in old tin cans and when full, drop them all over a competitors parking lot. Oh yeah, and be sure to remove all your fingerprints.
     
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  7. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    We have a sharps box, has a little flap on it so even if it falls over the blades don’t spill anywhere. Once it’s full you can pop it down with some force and that’s it locked (apparently). Though we’re still on the first one and it’s been a couple years lol
     
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  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I use an empty lacquer thinner can...1 gallon, square can with the 1-1/2" diameter opening. When it's full, it goes to the metal scrap yard.



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  9. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    That will earn you a bad review on google
     
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  10. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    The way people re-use water bottles, I don't even want to think of the ramifications this could have.


    JB
     
  11. Gino

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    I'm not listening to you...........................................................
     
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    Empty Tide Pod container...of course I ate every pod myself...
     
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  13. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    I have a Flintstones vitamins container. Been filling it for about four or five years now. Once it gets about 3/4 full, I'll wrap it in some black tape and toss it in the trash. I put Xactos, blade snap offs, needles and anything considered a sharp in it.
     
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    We have an old pickle jar with a slit in the lid.
    anything that causes blood letting get added
     
  15. Jay Grooms

    Jay Grooms Printing, Printing, Printing......

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    we use blade boxes.
     
  16. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    I wrap the edge with tape and toss it in the trash. Never had a problem.
     
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  17. Lindsey

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    Mine is an old Gatorade powder can with a hole cut in the lid. When it's full, I take it to the scrap metal place.
     

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  18. Ardor Creative

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    I use an old denatured alcohol can. I drop bits and blades in it. In the field I always wrap blades in tape before tossing them (mostly so I don't rip the garbage bag). I also learned the hard way about throwing them in the garbage loose. Never again will that happen.
     
  19. JBurton

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    We have had a 6x12x3" tall sharps container that was here when I started. It's about half full...
    This seems scary. I prefer to take a piece of tape and encase the blade when on site, and tape that to the handle on the tool bag we use to tote vinyl supplies.

    I once had a straight razor I'd been using to scrape glass at a job site, then had to stop at a walmart for a new one, but being a dumbass, I slipped the old blade in the little pocket on my jeans. Me and my buddy who worked with me were wondering around walmart killing time on the clock (I was 16 or 17 and super responsible obviously) and I felt something in my little pocket, so I jabbed my finger straight into the razor. So there I was, bleeding like a stuck pig, in walmart, on the clock, with no great explanation for my old man how this happened.
     
  20. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    You throw them away? I just send my blade out for resharpening.
     
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