Recycling impacts

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The component parts of hangers are mostly recyclable, though not in the curbside blue box. Different materials go to different facilities. Go to Metal or Wood Waste (lumber) for lists of facilities that accept those materials. At this time, plastic hangers are garbage unless re-used.

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How do I go green?

Bring hangers from home when picking up your dry cleaning so you don't end up with duplicates. A pair of pants, a top and a jacket can comfortably hang wrinkle free on the same hanger by investing in long lasting, sturdy wooden hangers.

Many dry cleaners will accept hangers for reuse, and some second-hand stores may also take them. Wire hangers can be reused for a variety of projects around the house and garden—reshape the hook for dying eggs at Easter or use a number of hangers as stakes in the garden.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Salt Spring Garbage

    360 Blackburn Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Esquimalt

    1010 Craigflower Road

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Langford

    2784 Claude Road

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - North Saanich

    6761 Kirkpatrick Cres

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Sooke

    6693 Sooke Road

  • The Environmental Story

    Hangers are generally composed of recyclable materials, but all too frequently end up in the trash, as blue box programs tend not to include hanger collection.  Plastic hangers and other large rigid plastic items—things like lawn furniture and car seats—have not been collected for recycling since China, the only market for this material, implemented its National Sword Policy in January 2018. Representing less than 0.4% of the tonnage diverted by CRD recycling programs annually, large rigid plastic items brought to Hartland will be disposed of in the landfill.

    Did You Know?

    Millions of hangers are produced annually with only 10-15% reused or recycled.