Are you one of the millions of home cooks who have replaced their Teflon-coated nonstick pans for chemical-free alternatives? While it may seem like a good idea to donate your old pans to charity, if you won't eat food cooked in them, why give them to someone else? The good news is that these pans are recyclable. Some curbside recycling programs will take any type of cookware with any coating, as long as the body is stainless steel or aluminum. But some communities don't take coated pans. When in doubt, seek out a scrap metal yard -- it will likely take the pans.