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Candle Recycling

SIMPLE, DATA-DRIVEN CANDLE RECYCLING

What do you do when you have many candles you need to dispose of? Throwing them in the garbage is terrible for the environment as they’ll end up in the landfill. But with so many components, candle recycling can be a challenge.

Here at CheckSammy, we have an entire process in place for candle recycling. For some of our customers, we debrand and donate overflow candle inventory. For others, we source-separate, donate the wax, and recycle the tin cover, wicks, glass, and cardboard packaging. We then send a complete report of all the recycled parts back to our clients.

WHY CHOOSE CHECKSAMMY’S CANDLE RECYCLING?

In today’s fast-moving world, companies don’t have the time to break down, sort, and recycle their candles. That’s why choosing a partner like CheckSammy for your candle recycling needs just makes sense.

SIMPLE

Once you choose CheckSammy for candle recycling, your work is complete. We pick up, haul off, sort, and divert your candles for you.

AFFORDABLE

Subscription-based or on-demand, our prices are 30-40% below other national competitors. We offer best-in-class pricing with no hidden fees – ever.

TECH-FORWARD

From our SmartBINS to SmartDASHBOARD, our tech allows you to book and track your candle waste with unparalleled ease and transparency.

DEEP DATA

Our reports allow you to track and trace every single item from the second it leaves your property. Get granular with custom reports thanks to our next-gen technology.

PEACE OF MIND

You can trust that when your candles hit our bins, we’re going to do everything in our power to ensure they are handled responsibly and sustainably.

COMPLIANCE REPORTING

Get reports required for local, state, or federal compliance. All data is EnergyStar, GRESB, and LEED verifiable.

TYPES OF CANDLES WE RECYCLE

We recycle all candles, from those in perfect condition to those at the end of their life. We recycle all parts of the candle too, so you can rest assured you’re doing your part for the environment.

  • Soy wax candles
  • Paraffin wax candles
  • Vegetable wax candles
  • Beeswax candles
  • Blended wax candles
  • Palm wax candles
  • Coconut wax candles

CANDLE DEBRANDING SERVICE

DONATE AND RECYCLE WITHOUT FEAR

We understand how hard you’ve worked to achieve your brand’s reputation. That’s why we offer debranding services to decrease the physical and reputational risks of recycling and donating your candles. We take the time to ensure your brand identity is completely removed from the discarded products before we pass your items onto our recycling or resale partners.

CANDLE RECYCLING FAQS

Have questions about candle recycling? We can help. Here are some common FAQs plus answers to help you get rid of your candles responsibly.

Yes. But you can’t just put the candle in the recycling bin. You have to break the candle down first. At CheckSammy, we start by removing the wax. Once the wax and wick are removed, the glass or metal containers are sorted and sent to recycling centers.

Most candle recycling requires breaking down the candle into separate pieces and recycling those individual parts, which include:

  • Candle lid/cover
  • Label
  • Glass container
  • Wick
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Wax

At CheckSammy, we donate, recycle, or safely dispose of all of the parts of the candle.

There are a few ways to remove wax from a candle. We’ve included the two safest ways below.

(1) Remove wax using hot water. Place the candle on a protective area, like a potholder or dish towel, and pour boiling water into the candle (leaving about an inch of space at the top). The water will melt the wax. The wax will rise to the surface. Once the wax and water have cooled, it can be removed.

(2) Freeze the candle. Freezing shrinks the wax, which makes it easier to remove.

MAKING A SUSTAINABLE IMPACT ACROSS THE GLOBE

Reducing landfill waste across North America and beyond.

60M pounds

diverted from landfills annually

100s of partnerships

with recyclers and resellers across the US & worldwide

300 pounds

of used goods generated from each SmartBIN

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Take a positive step toward reducing landfill waste. Contact us to discuss how we can help you level up your sustainability initiatives with our commercial junk removal, recycling and analytics solutions today.

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