How can I reuse or recycle old baking trays (sheet pans)?
We’ve had an email from Ashleigh, asking:
What can I do with old flat baking trays? They’re a bit rusty so we can’t use them for food anymore. Can they go in my green bin?
I’m not sure about the green bin because everywhere has different rules and it also depends what they’re made out of but the guys that collect scrap metal around here would probably take them.
As for reuses, the rust might come off with one of those metal scrubber things but it’ll obviously rust right up again if it gets wet a lot again – perhaps clean it up and paint it with some rust-preventing paint. If it’s got a lip all the way around the edge, it could then be used as tray under plants or for kids to use during messy craft session (the lip might help stop things spilling/spreading all over the place).
Any other suggestions? What about suggestions for trays that are completely flat or with just one raised edge?
(Photo (and craving for gingerbread caused) by Jenny Rollo)