Cookware Alternative ways to recycle Recycle Curbside Ceramic cookware must be donated or thrown in the garbage. All metal cookware can be recycled curbside. 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: Calphalon 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: Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vietnam Veterans of America and PlanetAid.