Columbus: October 20: Silent Auction

Back in April, we held our first silent auction and we are so excited to announce that we will be having another one coming up October 20th… Just 15 days away! We are working hard to pick out some beautiful vintage kitchen items and collectible items for the event. The auction will be held at The Commissary, 1400 Dublin Road, Columbus and admission for the event will be $20 or a box of kitchen donations. At 4:00 PM the event will begin and bidding will end at 6:45 PM. This event will take place of our normal Thursday drop off. Come out and enjoy light refreshments and a fun night of bidding!

Northeast Ohio: Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow, August 13th

With our big Columbus event this past weekend going so well, we are even more excited for our big Northeast Ohio event coming up this Saturday! We will be at Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow in Peninsula from 9 AM to noon to collect any kitchen item donations. Come check out this great farmers’ market and help your local community by donating. We accept any kitchen items, new or used, anything from plates and silverware to crock pots and frying pans.

Check out this great article about the event from the Akron Beacon Journal here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

CBUS: Breakfast and Drop Off, August 6th

We are very excited to announce that for our monthly drop off on August 6th we are planning a big event! We will be having our normal drop off from 10-1, but in addition to the drop off we will be co-hosting a breakfast with some great people! Joining us for this event will be The Commissary,  The Cluckwagon, Copia Farm1803 Bacon, Lucky Penny Creamery, along with support Nick Dekker from Breakfast with Nick. You can stop in when you plan to donate and support the local food trucks as well as meeting with us, The Commissary, and Nick Dekker from Breakfast with Nick! This event will be fun, good, and delicious! We hope to see you there!

1400 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH

August 6, 2016 10 AM- 1 PM

Countryside Conservancy Drop Off

NORTHEAST OHIO: We will be at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow on Saturday, August 13th from 9 AM-12PM to collect any clean, gently used kitchen items. This is our big drop off for Northeast Ohio, so please come help make this event a success! We will have volunteers and wagons on site to help move boxes from your cars! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Event: June 30th- Moms Across America

Tomorrow, Thursday June 30th, we will be welcoming Moms Across America Founder, Zen Honeycutt, at The Commissary for a great event. The event will take place directly after our normal Thursday drop off (which runs from 4-7 PM) starting promptly 7PM and ending at 9 PM. Moms Across America is a nonprofit organization that is traveling across the country to raise awareness about GMOs, empowering leadership, and creating healthy communities. This event will be hosted by The Commissary, Snowville Creamery, and Recycle Pots and Pans and it is free to attend. Come join us to welcome Zen Honeycutt and enjoy light refreshments afterwards. We hope to see you there!

The Commissary is located at 1400 Dublin Road in Columbus.Moms Across America

July 2nd Columbus Drop Off

July 2nd will be our next drop off for the Columbus area! Please join us by stopping by with any kitchen item donations! We will be at The Commissary from 10 AM- 1 PM. We are in need of forks and crock pots specifically, but can use any clean, gently used kitchen items. We hope to see you there!

Dec. 5 Launch Event in Columbus!

Recycle Pots and Pans will hold a Columbus launch event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at The Commissary, our NEW pots-and-pans dropoff located at 1400 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH. We’re so excited to meet the Columbus community!

The Commissary is a new maker-space for food and drink in Columbus. The facility offers 16,000 square feet of commercial kitchen, production and event space designed to be used by everyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to professional chefs to home cooks. At The Commissary, Turner found a perfect partner to help begin to grow the organization — with eventual plans to take the efforts nationally — in founder Kate Djupe.

“We’re two entrepreneurial women, two mothers, working together to help families eat together,” Turner says. “For myself, as a cheesemaker, this feels like a natural outgrowth. It’s important to me to help families have access to not only nutritious local foods, but also the tools for preparing them.”

In Columbus, Turner is working to build relationships with various nonprofit groups, ranging from groups that help survivors of domestic abuse to groups that work with families struggling with drug addiction to those that work with refugees. An initial partner group is Freedom a la Cart, which works to empower adult survivors of human trafficking to live an independent life through personal and economic self-sufficiency. Learn more at

Beginning Dec. 5, Recycle Pots and Pans will accept donations of pots, pans and other kitchen items at The Commissary, 1400 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215. Donations can be dropped off between 4 and 7 p.m. every Thursday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month, or by appointment. To arrange a drop off time, call 614-591-2079 or email Learn more at or follow Recycle Pots and Pans on Facebook or on Twitter at @recyclepotspans and learn more about The Commissary at

Recycle Pots and Pans gains federal non-profit status

We did it!

Recycle Pots and Pans officially gained 501(c)-3 status, making it now a federally recognized non-profit organization! All donations to Recycle Pots and Pans will now be tax deductible.

Since its inception in 2011, Recycle Pots & Pans volunteers have distributed more than 130 complete kitchen sets to individuals making transitions from shelters and other temporary housing to more permanent residences.

Let’s keep up the heartfelt and important work everyone! Deep thanks to all those who have been a part.