Paschal candle recycling

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Is there a place we can send our old paschal candles for recycling? I think other parishes besides mine would like to know this.


A: Yes, the Marklin Candle Company will take used beeswax candles. If you are returning one of their own candles, the company will give you a credit of $2.50 per pound toward a new one.

You pay the shipping costs. So if you’re sending in only 5 to 10 pounds of wax, you will lose money. But if you send back 50 pounds, your credit is $125, and if your shipping is $35, you net $90 on the deal.

In the interests of disclosure, I do some writing for Marklin to help them advertise their candles.