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Needles!

Gernella

Needles!
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:37:42 AM »
I've upgraded since 2008, to using one machine needle that was only replaced when I managed to bring it down on something I shouldn't and it broke to a small round pin box that is full of old needles.

What  do you do with them/where do you send them?
Stash extension 2020 - 13.7 meters
Left at the end of 2019 - 39 meters

Ellabella

Re: Needles!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 12:42:05 PM »
I put mine in a plastic vitamin bottle so they can’t hurt anyone and then they go in the bin. Getting rid of any sort of sharps is so difficult.

LeilaMay

Re: Needles!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 12:45:53 PM »
I have a similar system, but then they go into the metals skip at the recycling centre. Broken needles, bent pins, staples from paperwork, all that sort of thing.

BrendaP

Re: Needles!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 21:34:43 PM »
I do the same as @LeilaMay
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Roger

Re: Needles!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 21:38:49 PM »
I put mine in an old saffron pot, then put them in a can in the recycling...
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Kenora

Re: Needles!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 23:59:11 PM »
I use old photographic film canisters - the type that used to hold small rolls of film. Then, when full, they go in the recycling. Feel quite virtuous changing needles often. :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Nevis5

Re: Needles!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 08:47:46 AM »
I use any tiny pot I can find - ie Tic Tacs, photo film canisters, empty spice pots etc and put them in the bin.  Our recycling place doesn't have specific metal recycling, annoyingly.   But that's not a problem round here - any metal goods left outside get swiped overnight.

Ploshkin

Re: Needles!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 09:07:17 AM »
We have an official sharps box for veterinary needles and they go in there. it will probably be another 20 years before it is full.
Life's too short for ironing.

Efemera

Re: Needles!
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 09:38:44 AM »
Chuck them in the bin... but then again I’m a scutty sewer :ninja:

Holly Berry

Re: Needles!
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 11:10:22 AM »
I use an old salt container, the kind that has salt crystals. It has small round holes and a larger hole. I’ve still not filled it up, but will recycle them .
Procrastination get behind me

Esme866

Re: Needles!
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 12:45:24 PM »
I use a small prescription med bottle with a small hole drilled in the top so machine needles just drop in. Take off the top for bent pins and pulled staples. Same bottle for two years now - less than half full. (I'm easy on needles.)

When its full, I'll switch the top with the hole onto a new bottle.

There's a benefit of old age - endless supply of med bottles.

Now if they just served any purpose other than used needles.....

Surest1tch

Re: Needles!
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 18:21:15 PM »
I've got a sharps bin and they go in there, I'll never fill it but the council will come and take it away if I ask them to although I'll never admit to them it doesn't contain clinical sharps 🤗

Lollipop

Re: Needles!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2019, 19:03:13 PM »
I'm afraid I'm naughty and simply throw mine in my workroom bin that goes in the general waste dustbin each fortnight. However, I keep the plastic containers that rotary cutter blades come in to use for dull blades. Again these go in my dustbin.
In my defence, the bins are wheely bins that are just hooked onto the back of the wagon and tipped. I suppose animals at the tip could be harmed though - hmmm hadn't thought about that before!! -<
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Acorn

Re: Needles!
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2019, 19:12:32 PM »
I put mine in an old saffron pot, then put them in a can in the recycling...

@Roger, are you a hipster???  Do you have a man bun?????   :o
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Acorn

Re: Needles!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2019, 22:23:58 PM »
It's keeping your needles in not just a specific spice pot, but in one from a relatively rare spice.  Very artisan.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.