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Disposal and Recycling

Our candles are made using natural biodegradable wax and presented in recyclable/reusable jars. 

We design our candles so that there is only a minimal amount of wax leftover as wastage (if at all any), but here are a few tips on what to do with waste wax:

Removing wax from your container
Firstly, wax is not water-soluble, and jars containing leftover wax must not be placed in the dishwasher. Adding wax into the sewage system will only contribute further to the national 'fat burger' problem in our sewers and also clog up your dishwasher and drainage!

The best way to remove the wax from your container is to pour hot water into the jar and let the wax release itself from the jar and float to the top. You can use a paper tissue or piece of kitchen roll to absorb the wax that floats to the top whilst it is still warm or wait for it to cool and simply pop it out.

You might also try using your microwave for a couple of minutes to help melt the wax. Be careful when handling heated wax and hot water, as with anything that is hot there is a risk of burning yourself. If using a microwave, please use oven gloves or a suitably thick tea cloth to remove the vessel.

Residual melt wax can be mopped-up/absorbed from inside the vessel using kitchen towel or tissue paper.

Disposal

Used wicks can be placed into your refuse bin. You may pull off the metal sustainer, clean it and pop that into the mixed recycling bin.

Pieces of waste scented candle wax can be placed in the refuse bin, or a storage box for onward recycling at a recycling centre. Please always check your local recycling and waste policy beforehand. Do not put waste scented candle wax into your compost. 

Waste fragrance-free candle wax can be placed in the compost. It should take approximately 2 months to break down.

Jars

There are a few ways that you can reuse or repurpose your glass jar...

The most obvious is to purchase one of our candle wax 'Refills' which you can then simply pop inside your old candle jar to give it new life! It's a more cost effective way of regularly enjoying your favourite fragrances from The Wick and Wax Co. 

Alternatively, you might find a new purpose for your candle jar such as a whisky or spirit tumbler, or even a mini plant pot.

Failing that, you can put your clean jar into the recycling waste collection.