The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

If you are looking for a gift to give an environmentally-conscious candle lover this holiday season, check out The Recycled Candle Company.

Putting leftover candle wax to good use, The Recycled Candle Company collect scrap candle wax, take it away to be recycled and given new life.

The Exeter-based company works closely with businesses such as hotels, restaurants and churches in Devon and London, as well as individuals, who are keen to reduce their waste. The Recycled Candle Company offers to collect scrap candle wax from individuals and businesses, and once the wax is collected it is then melted down, cleaned, dyed, and scented – ready to be made into new candles.

The Recycled Candle Company’s selection of 100% recycled candles include various shapes such as pillar, octagon, heart, square and block, while the myriad of scents include ginger & lime, bitter orange & ylang ylang, and rose & oud. For festive gifts, there’s Christmas Tree shaped candles scented with a winter spice mix.

The Recycled Candle Company was founded in 2014 by Richard Hills-Ingyon and Sargon Latchin. It’s currently the only wax recycling business in the UK and keeps around 400kg of wax out of landfill every month.

The Recycled Candle Company

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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