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 http://www.warriorsproject.org.


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 recyclepotsandpans@gmail.com.

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 recyclepotsandpans@gmail.com 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 recyclepotsandpans@gmail.com. We would love to set something up!

Post-Drop Off Event May 20

We would like to thank everyone who came to our drop off event with Countryside Conservancy at Howe Meadow! We brought in over 1,200 pounds of kitchen equipment! That is 1,200 pounds of equipment to go back to individuals and families in Northeast Ohio and keep out of our landfills!

We are so fortunate and thankful to have so many people willing to support our organization.

From all of us at Recycle Pots and Pans, THANK YOU.

If you missed us at this drop off event, you are always welcome to bring donations to 632 Temple Ave., Kent and leave them under the red awning or make an appointment with us to pick up from you. We are also doing another drop off event at Howe Meadow again on August 12th.


Northeast Ohio: May 20th Countryside Conservancy Drop-Off

We are just under two weeks away from a drop-off event with Countryside Conservancy!

Last year, we held a drop-off event at the Howe Meadow Farmers’ Market and had such great success that we are having another one on May 20th! We will be at Howe Meadow to collect any donations of kitchen items for the whole duration of the market (9 AM – 12 PM). If you are in the Northeast Ohio area, this is a great opportunity for you to de-clutter your kitchen and check out Countryside Conservancy’s great Howe Meadow market!

We will have volunteers on-site to help carry any heavy boxes or bags with kitchen item donations, if needed!

Check out our Partner Profiles here to read about one of our newer partnerships with Hattie’s Food Hub, one of the organizations that will benefit from this drop-off event!

We are looking forward to this great event, and we hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at recyclepotsandpans@gmail.com or call us 330.715.4140!

Updates from Columbus!

We are in the process of moving our Columbus Recycle Pots & Pans headquarters! We are incredibly grateful to The Commissary for providing us with storage space during our first year of operations in Columbus. While we will continue to host donation drop-off events at The Commissary from 10-1 every first Saturday of the month, moving forward we will no longer provide regular drop-off hours on Thursday evenings. The Commissary will happily accept walk-in donations during regular business hours.


Stay tuned for news on our new Columbus headquarters, events and donation drop-off hours!