Coat hangers

Wooden coat hangers

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coat hangers

Coat hangers can be made from various materials – wood, metal or plastic. If you don’t need them they can often be donated to charity shops or given to dry cleaners and retailers who will use them again.

If they cannot be reused, metal or wooden ones can be taken to one of the north London reuse and recycling centres to be recycled, and plastic ones can go in your general waste bin. Coat hangers should not be put in with your household recycling because it is difficult to separate them and they easily get caught in the Materials Recovery Facility machinery.