Alternative ways to recycle
National Recycling Options Recycle with Local Businesses

If none of these alternatives are available to you please PUT IN GARBAGE.

Local Recycling Information 

Please call business before dropping items off 

Western Metals Recycling
1325 Hymer Ave, Sparks | (775) 358-8880
Will pay for scrap metal, like aluminum cans. Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Universal Service Recycling
5855 Sheep Dr, Carson City | (775) 461-1280
Call for details and/or restrictions. As long as the cookware is metal, Universal should accept it. 

Schnitzer Steel
490 Valley Road, Reno | (775) 331-2267
Will pay for scrap metal. Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Green Solutions
1085 Telegraph St, Reno | (775)322-5788
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

301 Montello St, Reno | (775) 323-7109
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Donation Pickup | (775) 352-3202
Call for details and/or restrictions. 

Domestic Violence Resource Center
1735 Vassar St, Reno | (775) 329-4150
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

SIMs Metal Management
1655 Franklin Way, Sparks | (775) 240-8419
Call for details, up to date pricing and/or restrictions. 

Holy Cow Thrift and Beyond
1312 S. Wells Ave. Reno | (775) 997-1129
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

I Got You Reno
In good working condition
Accepts donations from businesses and residences; to arrange a pickup, either email [email protected] or through their donate tab on the website.

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.