Summer Drop Off Events 2018

This summer we are partnering with local farmers markets to be on site to collect your kitchen item locations while you shop this summer. Our to-date list includes us being at the following markets on the following dates:

We are excited for a busy summer! Come check out a farmers market you haven’t gotten the chance to see yet, or spend some time at your usual one this summer. We will have volunteers on site at each drop off to help carry boxes or bags of your used kitchen item donations.

Hope to see you at one (or more!) of these drop-off events!

1400 Food Lab Holiday Makers Market

Thank you 1400 Food Lab for putting on the Holiday Makers Market event today and having us be a part of it, and thank you to everyone that came and brought donations for Recycle Pots and Pans!

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Lily and Anne at 1400 Food Lab Holiday Makers Market collecting donations

Holiday Message- Shelving Need

Throughout the holiday season it is important to consider those less fortunate. While you’re preparing holiday meals and dishes, you are likely to come across old kitchen items you no longer use, please consider passing those items along to us at Recycle Pots and Pans to help those in need.

We accept any items you would use in the kitchen, new or used, including pots and pans, plates and flatware, baking pans and utensils, and even kitchen towels and pot holders. If you have an item you are unsure if we accept, please message us, we are more than willing to help answer any questions.

To better store and organize items that come in so that we can get them back out to those in need, we are also in need of shelving units. If you have any shelving units, new or old, you are willing to donate, please contact us. If you are interested in gifting a new shelving unit to our 501c3 organization please see the link here for a unit we are interested in, or feel find another one. Please contact us if you have interest in us picking up a shelving unit from you, or you can have it delivered to us at 632 Temple Ave., Kent, OH 44240.

Thank you for your continuous support this season and this year.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Recycle Pots and Pans.

Featured Partner: Haven of Rest

Haven of Rest is a non-profit organization in Akron that serves the Akron community and other surrounding communities. They work to help families and individuals by providing clothes, household items, food, and shelter so that they can help to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the homeless.

Recycle Pots and Pans helps Haven of Rest by supplying pots, pans, and other cooking equipment for HoR to be able to distribute to those families and individuals that they work with.

For more information on Haven of Rest, check out their Partner Profile here, or check out their website here.

Here’s a picture of John and Shirley picking up some pots and pans for Haven of Rest last week!


John and Shirley: Haven of Rest

New Partner: Warriors Project

We have recently added another partner to our list of those agencies and organizations we work with in Northeast Ohio. We are very glad to now be partnering with The Warriors Project.

The Warriors Project is a nonprofit organization based out of Canton, OH focused on treatment and detox placement of those struggling with addiction. Tiny Lawson and his co-founder, Jeff Wilson, are working hard to help those with addictions as well as their families and friends, who often get overlooked in the process of recovery. They use a faith based approach and are focused on reclaiming our communities, one person at a time.

We are very thankful to be working with this organization to help those who have been affected by addiction. For more information on The Warriors Project, please visit


Shelving Need


We are so thankful that we have been able to bring in so many donations this summer. From our drop off events with Countryside Conservancy, to the items that our exposure on New Day Cleveland gave us, we brought in lots of great things!

We are still working on sorting through and organizing these items for our agencies to be able to pull from, which brings us to our need of shelving! If you are looking for a way to help our organization, please consider a donation of shelving units! We will gladly accept any used (or new!) to help us be able to keep our space, full of wonderful donated kitchen items, organized.

Thank you!

Post Drop Off Event: Aug 12 @ Howe Meadow

Thank you so much to everyone who donated kitchen items today at our Howe Meadow drop off. We do not have a measurement of how many pounds we took in yet but we had one very full van!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped us pack boxes into the van and unpack once we got back from the market!

If you missed us today at the market, you can always drop off under the red awning at 632 Temple Ave, Kent or schedule a pick up with us via email.

August 12: Countryside Conservancy Drop Off

If you do not already know, we are very excited to be doing another drop off at Countryside Conservancy’s Howe Meadow Farmers Market this weekend! We will be at Howe Meadow from 9 AM-12 PM collecting any used (or new!) kitchen item donations.

Come out and celebrate National Farmers Market Week (August 6-12, 2017) by checking out one of Countryside Conservancy’s beautiful markets and stopping by to see us with your donations!

See you Saturday! 🙂

New Day Cleveland Link

Last month we were proud to be featured on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland. The segment aired on June 21st. If you missed it, you can watch the clip from the show here.

If you were brought to our website from the show, welcome! We collect any new or used kitchen items. If you use it in your kitchen, we will gladly accept it. Plates, cups, silverware, pots, pans, small appliances, etc. If we receive something we cannot use, we will find someone who can. Our goal is zero waste; we strive to keep kitchen items out of landfills. We work with many partners in Ohio, to redistribute what we collect to people who need them. You can check out a list of our partners here.

If you’d like to make a donation to Recycle Pots and Pans you can drop donations off at 632 Temple Ave., Kent, OH under the red awning at anytime, or schedule an appointment with us to come to you to collect your kitchen item donations. To schedule an appointment you can call 330.715.4140 or email

Recycle Pots and Pans is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your donations are tax-deductible, just be sure to collect a receipt from us when you donate! Already donated items and forgot to get a receipt? Please call or email us, we can mail one to you.

Thank you for your support!

June Update and News Exposure!

News Exposure:

Two weeks ago, we were visited by Fox 8: New Day Cleveland to film a segment about Recycle Pots and Pans! We were very honored to be asked to be featured on the show, and we didn’t want any of our friends and supporters to miss it! The segment will run on June 21, 2017 during their show from 10 AM- 11 AM. Set your reminders or DVRs today to catch it!

Update for June:

As the summer is rolling in, as are your donations! Which is great because we are also teaming up with a few new partners this summer (new Partner Profile bios to come soon)!

If you are in the Northeast Ohio area, as always, please feel free to leave donations under the red awning at 632 Temple Ave in Kent or contact us through to schedule a pick up.

If you are in the Central Ohio area, we are still looking for a new space to move our Columbus location but as of now The Commissary is still accepting walk-in donations during regular business hours.

Our next Farmers’ Market drop off is with Countryside Conservancy, at Howe Meadow on August 12th!

If you would like to schedule for us to hold a drop off at your farmers’ market (or a similar event) please call 330.715.4140 or email We would love to set something up!