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Jun 22, 2008 06:29 AM

Unwanted knife disposal.

I'm in the process of moving. I have an old set of cheap dull knives (wooden handles) that are pretty much useless. When I took them to get sharpened they told me at the store it wasn't worth it and I'd be better off buying a set of knives at a supermarket. I don't necessarily want to "throw them out with the trash" or leave them on the street with other unwanted items. I would donate them, but they're so dull. How do I get rid of them in a safely?

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  1. I'm glad you asked this question....I too have several really old knives to dispose of. In our town we are alllowed to take certain items, like batteries, TV sets, etc., to the City Yard on designated days. I suppose I'll be phoning that dept. to find out how to get rid of these knives. Thanks for reminding me!

    1. I always see old knives at thrift shops. I'm sure they would be glad to take them and resell them

      1. Why not throw them out with the trash? Put them in a box or something so they don't tear through the bag and cut someone. Or just chuck 'em into a dumpster.

        People donate worse things than dull knives to thrift shops all the time. Someone may have a use for them. Like learning how to sharpen knives without fear of screwing up their good ones.

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          1. I just disposed of an old cleaver this way: I wrapped it in pieces of heavy cardboard, and taped the cardboard around so that no edge was exposed and it would protect the sanitation workers who might be injured when handling a trash bag. It might not be the best way to get rid of them, but it seems like this was sensible because it was wrapped safely.