You can try to contact the manufacturer and ask them what the best way to get rid of their pan would be. If they are unable to give you a proper answer, try taking it to your local recycling center and see if they are willing to dispose of the pan for you. Hope this helps!
This is a great question. Unfortunately I’m not sure there is an eco-friendly method to dispose of teflon coated pans yet. I found a thread on Green Living Tips that says that they cannot be recycled yet.
I know this isn’t helpful given your situation, but I personally try not to buy non-stick pans anymore. Beyond just the disposal issues, I’ve read a number of things that say they are unsafe if they get too hot or if they get micro scratches on them.
It is, of course, a little harder to cook with non-non-stick pans, but I think it’s worth the peace of mind. Hope this helps at least a little bit!
Do you use cast iron instead?
I’ve been using just a regular old metal pan. It is not cast iron. However, I’ve heard that “scanpans” are a good alternative to teflon. They are made out of titanium and apparently are safe to a much higher temperature (before fumes are released). Here is a link to them:
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