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How to dispose of kitchen knives

It is really important to dispose of kitchen knives properly to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Here are some steps you can follow if you're looking to get rid of your knives:

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Step 1 - Check local laws & regulations

Some areas have specific laws or regulations regarding the disposal of kitchen knives. Check with your local government to see if there are any guidelines you need to follow.

Step 2 - Damage the blade (carefully!)

To make the knife less hazardous, you can damage the blade by bending it or breaking it off. This will make it less likely for someone to accidentally cut themselves on the blade.

Step 3 - Dispose of the knife

After the blade has been damaged, you can dispose of the knife in a few different ways. You can place it in a designated hazardous waste container, such as a sharps container. Alternatively, you can wrap the knife securely in heavy-duty tape or a bag and place it in the trash.

A reminder - Be careful!

When disposing of a kitchen knife, be sure to handle it with care and use caution to avoid accidentally cutting yourself. Whilst you want to get rid of it you want to also remember that it's important not to injure anyone else in the process.

One of the worst things you can do is to simply throw it in the trash - where an unsuspecting refuse cleaner may later handle the trashbag, risking serious injury.

Follow the steps outlined above and you should be good!

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