Selecting the right product is easy, but getting rid of an old set, especially a 10-piece ensemble, isn't so obvious.
Pots and pans are usually made of some type of metal and can be recycled. However, most curbside recycling programs won't accept them. Local recycling centers do accept most types of metal cookware products.
Visit Earth911.org and search for "scrap metal" recycling near your home.
Call the recycling center first. Let them know if you have either ferrous or nonferrous metal pots and pans. (Ferrous metals attract magnets, Nonferrous do not attract magnets). Also let them know if your pans are coated in Teflon or other non-stick finishes.