Recycle With Scrap Metal
Stoves are typically made of steel or cast iron. If you are willing and able to safely move the stove yourself, most scrap metal recyclers will pay for stoves. Find out how to dispose of scrap metal.
Ways to Reduce
Choose an Energy Efficient Stove
If you’re in the market for a new wood burning stove, make sure you select one that is EPA-certified and energy efficient. Find out if your stove is EPA-certified by looking it up in the EPA’s database.
Get an Annual Inspection
The EPA recommends having a wood-burning stove professionally inspected once a year to ensure it’s working safely and properly. Find out more about maintaining and inspecting wood stoves.
Store Wood Properly for Burning
Burning wet wood wastes a lot of energy and creates extra smoke, which is a health hazard. Watch this video from the EPA to learn how to store firewood properly for burning, or check out their best wood-burning practices.
Still Working? Donate It
If your stove is still working, sell it for some extra cash, donate it to an organization such as one of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore locations, or give it away.
Repurpose Old Wood Stoves
An old wood stove is easy to repurpose as an outdoor fire pit, backyard smoker or garden planter.