Can I recycle coat hangers?

It surprises many people to learn coat hangers of any type are not accepted in 99% of local recycling programs. Not metal coat hangers, not plastic coat hangers and not wooden coat hangers. Please reuse them or if they are broken, dispose of them in the garbage.

Did you know? When wire coat hangers are mistakenly disposed of in the recycling bin they can cause a plant shutdown at the recycling facility, because they get tangled up in the sorting equipment.

Need specific information for where you live?

Recycling rules differ from each municipality. Check the rules in your area by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Search your municipality here to see how active Recycle Coach already is in your area: