Procter & Gamble-owned brand Gillette has entered a partnership with TerraCycle to offer to recycle razors across the US.

The company said that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and the plastic packaging can now be recycled nationwide.

TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky said: “Through this innovative, first of its kind program, disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and their associated packaging are now nationally recyclable through the Gillette Recycling Program.

“We are proud to partner with this forward-thinking company to offer consumers a way to divert razor waste from landfills.”

The partnership is offering consumers three ways to recycle their razors.

Consumers can recycle the razors from home by signing up on the Gillette Razor Recycling Program page. The razors can be packed in a secure, puncture-proof package with a self-funded TerraCycle tracking label attached to it and then shipped to TerraCycle for recycling.

The second way is inviting community organisations, businesses, colleges and gyms to participate in the programme by acting as public drop-off points for the Gillette Razor Recycling Program.

The approved organisations will be sent an exclusive razor recycling bin developed by TerraCycle and Gillette. The filled bins can be sealed and sent to TerraCycle through UPS. In return, a new bin is sent back.

Moreover, through TerraCycle’s Sponsored Waste Recycling Program, the participating groups can earn money for recycled waste.

The organisations will earn points for every batch that weighs more than fifteen points. The points can be used for charity gifts or can be converted to cash and then be donated to charities.

The collected waste is then recycled into different new consumer products such as bike racks, park benches, recycling bins and pet food bowls.

Gillette On Demand Razor Recycling Program allows consumers to download a self-funded TerraCycle tracking label, repackage the used razors in the Gillette On Demand delivery box and send it for recycling to TerraCycle.