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How to Properly Dispose of Common Nail Products

Throwing away nail polish? You’re putting your business at risk.

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Disposable Jet and Liner Minimizes Bacterial Growth

Contego states their product eliminates cross contamination because germs are being discarded completely, as opposed to other pedicure spa sanitation methods.

Provide Risk-Free Sanitation With Disposable Nippers

Disposable nippers are an alternative to autoclaving.

My Journey to Jaded

Maggie recalls the time she tried to figure out how to dispose of her salon chemicals.

Disposable Packs

Hygienails Kit’s disposable packs are moisturizing solutions for your clients’ hands and feet, specifically designed to protect and soften skin and cuticles.

Take My Polish Bottles, Please

At Recess in Los Angeles, owner Nidhi Lal pays more than just lip service to the salon’s eco-conscious reputation. She’s made an offer to clients who might otherwise dispose of their half-empty polish bottles improperly: Bring them into the salon and for every 10 bottles, they will receive a free manicure. For every 15 bottles, they earn a free pedicure.

Sustainability Status

Electronics and battery recycling are made easy with the Big Green Box Recycling program.

Here, Smell This: Product Shelf Life

You may be able to determine if the mystery item in the back section of the fridge has gone bad by a deep, hearty inhale, but does the nose test work on salon products? Read below to learn what it's time to throw out your stock — and how to do it without harming the earth.

Sorry Kermit, It Is Easy Being Green

I know it can be a gigantic pain to deal with old polish but you shouldn’t throw it in the trashcan. Disposal of polish in most cities requires special handling.

Product Shelf Life, Storage, and Disposal

Make most of your product investment by knowing how long product last, how to store them for optimum freshness and safety, and how to dispose of them when necessary.