Disposal of teflon products

Asked October 16, 2019, 8:19 AM EDT

I am a volunteer for Sierra club and we receive questions from our members frequently about how best to dispose of old pots and pans and other PFAS containing wastes. Do you have best practice guidelines to share?

St. Clair County Michigan

1 Response

Hi,

That's a great question. I would think that the best method for a homeowner would be make sure it's taken to a landfill that's lined. They could check with their trash provider to find out about the company's disposal methods. Incineration at very high temperatures breaks down the strong bonds, however, it's unlikely that the general public would find a treatment plant with incinerators that reach that temperature.