A century ago, baking used to be done on stone or clay bakeware. Modern aluminum or metallic
bakeware made an incredible difference in how people cooked.
"Metal pots are made from a narrow range of metals because pots and pans need to conduct heat well, but also need to be chemically unreactive
so that they do not alter the flavor of the food. Most materials that
are conductive enough to heat evenly are too reactive to use in food
Although bakeware is still available in ceramic and stone or clay materials, stainless steel, steel, and aluminum pans are generally used in modern-day baking, and many of today's baking pans are coated with a non-stick layer over the metallic material they are made from.
In residential quantities, most larger recycling centers can accept and process metal bakeware as a recyclable commodity. If in doubt, call your local recycling center for more details.
For more information on recyclable materials visit www.wasteawaygroup.com.