Calphalon® Cooking Tools Recycling Program

Recycle all brands of metal-based cookware, bakeware, and cutlery through this program.

Recycling in partnership with Calphalon®

TerraCycle® and Calphalon® have partnered to create a national recycling program for all brands of metal-based cookware, bakeware, and cutlery.
Sign up and join now!
Thumbnail for Calphalon® Cooking Tools Recycling Program

Important!

PACKAGING REQUIREMENT FOR SAFE HANDLING OF KNIVES: Please package knives in bubble wrap or cardboard and seal with tape to ensure that knife tips are safely covered. Other metal-based items such as cookware and bakeware do not need to be wrapped.

How it works

Participating is simple and free.

  1. Sign up for the program. If you don’t have a TerraCycle account yet, create one here!
  2. Once in the program, start collecting metal-based cookware, bakeware, and cutlery in any box you have.
  3. When your collection box is full, log into your account to download and print a shipping label.
  4. Seal up your collection box, affix the printed shipping label onto it. Send via UPS.

What you can recycle

All brands of metal-based* cookware, bakeware, and cutlery (*Nonstick Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Cast Iron).

PACKAGING REQUIREMENT FOR SAFE HANDLING OF KNIVES: Please package knives in bubble wrap or cardboard and seal with tape to ensure that knife tips are safely covered. Other metal-based items such as cookware and bakeware do not need to be wrapped.

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship larger and less frequent shipments to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program to help the environment even more. Before shipping, please fill your collection box as much as possible, make sure it is tightly packed, and make sure your box is properly taped so that the seams and perimeters are securely sealed.

You don’t need to clean the items before sending them to TerraCycle. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the metal-based cookware, bakeware, and cutlery are cleaned and separated by material. Metals are smelted and used to make new products, and any plastics are recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use in new production. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Shipments in the Calphalon® Cooking Tools Recycling Program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each piece of metal-based cookware, bakeware, and cutlery sent in will earn approximately 170 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 1.7 pounds.

To learn more about our points program, click here.

Promotions and contests

Sustainable Sign-Up

Recycling Program: TerraCycle Featured Recycling Programs
Timeline: January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022
Prize: Earn 100 bonus TerraCycle points
How to win: Join one of this month’s featured recycling programs

You should also try...

To further your recycling initiatives, you may be interested in some of our additional programs.