Tealight candles

Can you recycle?

Generally, tealight candles can’t be recycled. This is because it isn’t possible to separate the wax and wick from the metal holder. However, it is sometimes possible to separate the wick and wax from the metal or plastic containers. To do this:

  • Put the burnt-out candles in your freezer for an hour or so
  • Turn the candles upside-down and tap or press firmly on the base
  • The wax should crack and come out easily, along with the wick
  • To avoid waste, however, naked candles which don’t come in containers are the best option
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