Camelia's Candles recycles dead old candles, that would otherwise go to landfills, into vibrant new ones along with bulk wax for the do it yourselfers. In partnership with Value Village, and our wonderful customers, we have saved over 80 tons of wax in 11 years! The reason this conservation effort is so important is because waxes like paraffin are byproducts of petroleum production and can take decades or longer to break down in a landfill, especially if there are no wax worms in the area.
Our process: The wax is collected from our partner and customers or other people who wish to recycle their unwanted or scrap wax. From that point we separate it based on color, type of wax, and scent. After separation, it's melted down in 100 hundred pound batches, then filtered to remove as much of the impurities as possible, this is then cast into one 1 pound blocks for resale.
If you would like to recycle your unwanted, scrap, or partially used wax feel free to message us. If you are in the local area it is possible to set up a pick up or drop off appointment with the owner Camelia. If you would like to just drop it off our main office location is at 733 S. Main St. Lebanon, Oregon 97355. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.