Ways to Recycle and Repurpose Old Kitchen Items

Recycling and repurposing may be two different things, but both work toward the same end – to reduce the amount of waste our world produces everyday. Apart from being important, recycling and repurposing can also be fun.


You may have already seen people repurposing many random household items, furniture, old clothes, and other household objects.


There are many things you can find in your home that you can recycle or repurpose, including kitchenware. As a matter of fact, your kitchen may be the best place to look for items you can recycle or repurpose.


Recycling Kitchen Items


  • Old pots, pans, and other cooking utensils made of stainless steel could be sent to a junkyard or a scrap metal shop to be recycled.
  • Old milk cartons, cereal boxes, aluminum foils, and aluminum cans may be recycled as well. You can put them in a separate garbage bag and label them so your local garbage collection team can easily identify them as recyclable.


Repurposing Kitchen Items


  • Old plates and old metallic trays can be turned into wall decorations. Simply find wall mounts where these plates or trays can be safely placed and you can have your own wall gallery.
  • Spoons, forks, and other cutlery items can be transformed into wind chimes.
  • Attach rods to colanders, hang them, place plants inside them and alas! You can have your stylish hanging garden.
  • The cheese grater is a versatile item when it comes to repurposing – it can be made into lamps, pencil holders, and even a jewelry organizer.
  • If you don’t feel like sending your cooking pots to the scrap metal shop, you can turn them into a totally different type of pot – flower pots. Just don’t forget to poke a hole on the bottom part of your cooking pots-turned flower pots to allow water to drain effectively.