Can I put metal and plastic hangers in curbside recycling?

NO, the metal hangers damage recycling sorting equipment and we have no market for the plastic hangers.

Most scrap yards will recycle metal hangers.  You can visit Earth911 and search “metal hangers” to find the closest scrap yard location.  You can also try to other options listed below: 

  • Contact your town to see if they have a scrap metal dropoff or will take them on scrap metal collection days.
  • Bring them to the Convenience Center at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road, Florence, NJ  08518.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unaware of any programs that recycle plastic hangers. Other than finding creative ways to reuse them, they should be put in your household trash.

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1. Who should recycle?
2. Can I put plastic packing material from cardboard boxes in my recycling?
3. Can I put metal and plastic hangers in curbside recycling?
4. Since I can no longer put my shredded paper in my recycling, what can I do with it?
5. Why can’t I recycle the boxes from frozen foods?
6. Why should I recycle?
7. I want to recycle, but do I have to spend time removing all those staples?
8. Does it help to flatten my aluminum cans?
9. Should I separate all my magazines, newspaper, junk mail, and cereal boxes into separate paper bags for recycling?
10. Can I recycle wrapping paper from holidays and special occasions?