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What to do with clothes hangers?

06 APR 20 | 1 minute read

Clothes hangers. Coat hangers. It doesn’t really matter what you call them but there’s one thing that’s certain. You always either have too many or too few. If you’re in the ‘too many’ camp, here’s a few things you can do.

Household recycling collection

not currently recycled

Sadly, hangers are not currently collected through household recycling.

Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)

Recycling facilities exist

If your coat hangers are broken try contacting your local council as local recycling centres have recycling containers for wood, metal and plastic where they could be recycled. 

Other recycling collections

Recycling facilities exist

Unwanted clothes hangers can often be donated to charity shops or given to dry cleaners and retailers who will use them again.

Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.