The Candle Project: Recycling Candles
You’ve heard the saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” right? Well, this story proves that adage to be true.
CheckSammy, a recycling company based in Texas, recently recycled thousands of candles for a beauty supply company. The candles were either broken or just returned—and therefore unable to be resold. The client did not want their candles or jars to be recycled at consignment shops (which would have been a more traditional option), but they were also hesitant about sending them to landfills. That’s where CheckSammy stepped in: we were able to find a third party who would recycle the items through our unique system.
It’s no secret that candles are a big business. They’re popular in home decor, they smell great, and they can even be used as a romantic mood-setter—so we weren’t the least bit surprised by the enormous quantity that a beauty supply company we worked with needed to recycle. But when we got there, we realized that what they also needed was protection for their brand image.
That’s where CheckSammy comes in. We make sure that all components are recycled properly and separately.
To do this, we first remove and recycle the labels from each jar. Then we break up each jar into small pieces in a controlled environment; finally, we separate each component of the candle: the jar, the wax, the wick, and the tin lid. Each element gets recycled separately, and the tin lids are sold to companies producing firestarters, continuing the life cycle of these materials.
Whether you’re a large retailer, or a small business owner looking for creative ways to avoid sending material to landfills, CheckSammy has the facilities, capacity, and connections to take on small or larger projects like the candle project.
At CheckSammy, we are committed to sustainability. We know that recycling is key to making our planet more sustainable, so we understand how important it is for businesses like yours to be able to recycle large quantities of unsellable stock without having to worry about what happens next.
We have the facilities and expertise to handle your requests quickly and efficiently, so what are you waiting for? Get started with CheckSammy today.
Dive deeper into the CheckSammy Blog by reading one of our posts below
Feeling the Pain of Higher Resident Turnover? Apartment Junk Removal Can Help
If you’re a property manager, you’ve probably had a significant increase in tenant turnover over the last couple of years. So it’s no wonder apartment junk removal may be top of mind for you right now. There are several reasons for this shift. For one, the housing market is on fire right now. In 2020 […]Read More
Setting Up a Community E-waste Recycling Program
E-waste is the fastest-growing municipal waste stream according to the EPA, yet e-waste recycling isn’t keeping pace. In fact, only 12.5% of all e-waste is recycled, reports the EPA. Starting a community e-waste recycling program is a terrific way to ensure hazardous e-waste, like lithium-ion batteries, doesn’t end up in your community’s landfill. Creating an […]Read More
Waste Management’s Role in the Circular Economy
Establishing a waste management program for your business or community is one of the best ways you can contribute to the circular economy. Here’s everything you need to know about waste management’s role in the circular economy (and how to get involved). What Is the Circular Economy? Our current economic model is all about taking […]Read More
5 Reasons to Consider a Textile Recycling Program for Your Organization
Americans sent more than 17 million tons of textiles to landfills in 2018, a volume that is only increasing every year, reports the Environmental Protection Agency. When you think about the fact that it can take over 200 years for textiles to decompose, it’s easy to grasp how large textile waste’s contribution is to the […]Read More
8 Benefits of Environmentally Friendly Power Washing Services
If you’re into maintaining the curb appeal of your business or home, then you’ve probably heard of pressure washing. Pressure cleaning involves using high-pressure water spray to remove grime, mold, dust, paint, mud, and other junk from objects or surfaces. Many people worry that pressure washing isn’t good for the environment, but this couldn’t be […]Read More
Why Our Customers Love Our Full-Service Junk Removal
If you’re looking for full-service junk removal services, you’ve come to the right place. CheckSammy is a one-stop shop for all your junk removal and sustainability needs. From our affordability, simplicity, and unrivaled turnaround times to our innovative sustainability solutions and patented technology and data, it’s clear why some of North America’s biggest companies choose […]Read More
Tips for a Stress-Free Move From An Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Company
What does an eco-friendly junk removal company know about moving? Quite a lot, actually. Moving can be an especially chaotic time. You have to pack everything up, get rid of unwanted items, clean your property, load everything up, and move your things to your new location. That doesn’t even include the unpacking and resettling period. […]Read More
College Junk Removal Tips for Student Move-In Day
As the new school year gears up, colleges across the country are looking for ways to clean up their campuses before the new year begins, and many of them want to do so sustainably. College junk removal isn’t easy, though, especially around move-in week—and when trying to do so sustainably. As students move in and […]Read More
8 Items Hospitality Businesses May Not Know They Can Recycle
One hotel guest produces 2.5 pounds of trash every single day. Just a single hotel room produces around one cubic yard of waste each month, which totals 200 gallons of waste per room every month. Most of this waste goes straight to the landfill, even though research shows that up to 60% of it is […]Read More