Stainless Steel Utensils Are Scrap Metal
Dispose of stainless steel and silver utensils as scrap metal. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal.
Wrap Knives Before Disposing
Blades can be wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap and then taped. Metal knives can be disposed of with other scrap metal or donated.
Compost Wooden Utensils
Wooden utensils should be composted with other compostable cups, plates and utensils.
Mixed-Material Utensils Go in the Garbage
Utensil made of mixed materials, such as a combination of metal and plastic, or wood and plastic, should be disposed in our garbage.
Plastic Utensils Go in the Garbage
Ways to Reuse
If your utensils are in good condition, consider dropping them off at a thrift store.