Can you recycle clothes hangers?


Yes, you can!
Seperate waste stream required

How to recycle clothes hangers at home

No, clothes hangers aren’t widely recycled. Clothes hangers can be made out of various materials.

  1. If your hangers are still in working condition, you can review the Waste Hierarchy on why you should reuse or donate them to charity.
  2. If you have broken hangers, check with nearby recycling centres on whether they will accept them.

How to recycle clothes hagners at your business

Before recycling hangers, consider which organisations, partners or charities may benefit from your donation of them.


  1. Contact Bywaters to schedule a collection.
  2. The hangers will be incinerated



  • Recycle clothes hangers through local recycling centres
  • Recycle your hangers with its own material
  • Donate hangers to charity shops or friends

Do not

  • Put Farbic and foam parts in the Dry Mixed Recycling

The Dry Mixed Recycling Process

Your material is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

The waste is tipped into our solar-powered MRF

Each material is segregated at our specialised facility

Individual material streams are bulked and baled

Final bulked material is sent to be recycled

The Hazardous Waste Recycling Process

We provide safe and secure hazardous waste containers

Your hazardous waste is collected by environmentally-friendly vehicles

Some waste types, like oils, can be recycled into fuels

Other streams are sent to energy from waste facilities for recovery

Energy recovered from your waste is fed back into the National Grid

Facts about clothes hangers

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