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Hangers

 

Hangers
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.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

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.

Facilities

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Claude Road

    2784 Claude Road
    Langford
    250.478.0282

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Craigflower Road

    1010 Craigflower Road
    Esquimalt
    250.590.8390

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Kirkpatrick Cres

    6761 Kirkpatrick Cres
    Saanich
    778.351.2727

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Sooke

    6693 Sooke Road
    Sooke
    250.642.7846

  • 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.