Container Recycling Program

Step 1: Cleaning Your Container

Option 1: Boiling Water

Supplies needed: boiling water, butter knife/spoon, soap, sponge

Simply boil some water and pour it into your container. Let the water cool completely. The hot water will cause the wax to melt and float to the top. Once the water is cool, remove the wax. Repeat if some wax remains in the container or use a butter knife/spoon to scrape out the remaining wax. 

Finally, clean the container with warm, soapy water and a soft sponge. You also want to remove the label from the top of the container, as well as the sticker on the base.

Option 2: Use Your Freezer

Supplies needed: freezer, butter knife/spoon, soap, sponge 

Put your empty container in the freezer for 2-3 hours. As the wax freezes, it hardens and shrinks away from the sides of the container. When you take it out of the freezer, the wax will either pop out naturally or you can easily break it with a butter knife or spoon.

Once all the wax has been removed, wash the container with warm, soapy water and a soft sponge. You also want to remove the label from the top of the container, as well as the sticker on the base.

Step 2: Drop Off or Shipping

Before packing your containers, please ensure:

All residual wax and wicks have been removed.

All labels have been removed (no sticky residue).

The containers are clean (no wax or soot)
and there are no dents or damage to the containers.

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