Plastic Hangers Are Not Recyclable
Most plastic hangers are made up of multiple types of plastic, which makes them difficult to recycle. If you are not sure whether a hanger is recyclable, it is safer to throw it away. Otherwise it could contaminate your recycling stream and present difficulties for the recycling facility.
Ways to Reduce
Don’t Bring Plastic Hangers Home
You can help to reduce the use of plastic hangers by not bringing any home from shopping trips, even if the store employee offers them to you.
Ways to Reuse
Donate or Give Away
Hang clothing on unwanted hangers when donating to thrift stores. Many will accept the hangers this way, though some will accept them individually as well. You can also give hangers away on Craigslist or Freecycle.