Alternative ways to recycle
Check Your Local Recycling Guidelines Donate or Sell if Usable

If your cookware is still in good condition but you’d like to no longer use it, consider donating it. To find local donation locations, check out the NYS Reuse Locator Map.

Non-stick pan

Metal Pots and Pans Are Scrap Metal

Dispose of metal pots and pans as scrap metal, even if they’re coated with teflon. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Calphalon ReNew Program

If you purchase Calphalon brand cookware, you can return used cookware for the company to recycle. Box up your pots and pans and mail them to this address:
20750 Midstar Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Ways to Reduce


Worth the Investment

One great way to reduce is to purchase multipurpose cookware and buy high-quality items that will last. Cast iron cookware is the greenest choice because it can be used on the stove or in the oven, reducing the number of pieces you need to buy. If cast iron is cared for correctly, it can last a lifetime.

Ways to Reuse


Give to Charity

Keep old pots and pans out of landfills by dropping them off at thrift shops. You can drop-off unwanted cookware to any of these nonprofits:  GoodwillThe Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vietnam Veterans of America and PlanetAid.