How to Safely Dispose of Your Disposables

Once that disposable vape starts ‘a flashin’, you’ll be on to the next one pretty quickly. But what happens to the poor, depleted vapes of the world? Do you haphazardly throw them in the trash? Perhaps you have a designated (yet inconvenient) spot in your house where you toss them, only to pile up and take up space. Or, you might find them lying around in your car and kitchen drawers because you just don’t know what to do with them when they bite the dust.


Since none of these situations are ideal, we’re here to give you the easy way to clear your space of empty THC disposables.


Why shouldn’t I throw away my disposable vapes?

A big pile of old empty 510 thread oil cartridges are stashed in a drawer.

Before we get into how to safely and properly dispose of your empties, you might still be wondering: why can’t I just toss them in the trash? Well, your disposable vape is essentially just a fancy battery. If it ends up in a landfill, the compounds in the battery will seep into the soil and water nearby, and that’s no fun for anyone. Not only does this pose a direct threat to wildlife, it has the potential to contaminate our own drinking water.  


How should I dispose of empty vapes?

1. Seal them off

6 Empty OozeX disposable THC vapes are in a plastic ziploc bag ready to be disposed of.

Start by collecting your cashed vapes in a sealed container. When getting rid of old nicotine vapes, you need to use a bag or container specifically designated for hazardous waste. For THC disposables, it doesn’t need to be an official hazardous waste container, so something like a gallon-size Ziploc bag works just fine.  


2. Drop it off 

 A battery recycling facility shed is open for business.

Now, all you have to do is find out where to take it to be properly disposed. This should only take a quick search to find a facility near you that deals with hazardous waste and other non-recyclable materials. Hint: it’s probably the same place you take your used batteries.

Search for the type of waste (lithium batteries for THC vapes, hazardous household waste for nicotine vapes) and enter your zip code to reveal a list of locations near you that will accept your empties. You might be surprised by some of the places that will dispose of these for you!


3. Keep it going

Empty OozeX disposable vapes, empty 510 oil cartridges, and old vape pen batteries are collected in a box in a drawer.


Just like you have containers for other types of recyclables, toss empty disposables in one place and designate a day of the month, or even quarter, to drop them off.


It really is simple and satisfying to rid your personal spaces of what is useless to you. You’ll have more space in your drawers, and you’ll be keeping these types of devices out of landfills. Saving the planet one click-less hit at a time!