Final disposal or reuse kitchen knives


Of course, when there is a need to dispose of a kitchen knife, it is of utmost importance to protect all persons who may or must come into contact with the refuse. If the handle and the blade are made of different materials, they should be separated before final disposal.

Dispose of with household waste

If a kitchen knife is to be disposed of with household waste, the blade must be securely packaged. If the handle is made of wood or plastic, a separation of the blade is recommended. Since it is garbage, the handle can also be destroyed with relatively brute force, for example with a hammer.

The blade must be packed in such a way that no one who attacks it out of ignorance or oversight can get hurt. Ideally, a padding is used, which is sealed without risk of self-opening even in moisture. The blade can be wrapped several times in a large plastic bag and the padded package is then wrapped several times in all directions with tear-resistant adhesive tape. Also bubble wrap in a wrapper or an envelope fulfills this function.

The placement of the packet should preferably take place in the middle of a garbage container and should ideally be surrounded by as many other protective garbage residues as possible. When disposing of waste, dwelling homeless people, animals or children must also be considered as possible risk groups.

Re-use and reuse options

The blade of a kitchen knife is always made of metal and can therefore also be delivered to scrap metal and metal dealers. Since even battered kitchen knives can be reused after a refurbishment, social department stores or most flea market dealers are happy about the little gift.

In your own household other uses for an old sorted kitchen knife are conceivable. The old blades can be put into plant boxes or beds and the handle can serve as a growth and climbing aid. Also for turning and aerating potting soil are old kitchen knives.

As a rough tool, an old kitchen knife, depending on handle material and handle length, as a charcoal bar for the grill, as a scraper for terrace and garden plates or as a stirring tool for paints and varnishes.

Tips & Tricks

Depending on the type of metal and quality, the old blades can be interesting for various craftsmen and artisans. Ask for accessibility, opportunity and availability in workshops and atelier for fine arts, locksmiths or shoemakers.


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