Not all plastic is created equal. We recycle some plastics in Chittenden County; others must go to the landfill for now. Here are some common plastics that have different disposal options:
Reuse is the best option for any hanger. Some local organizations that sell used clothing might welcome your hangers. See our reuse options page for a list of such organizations.
Hanger recycling options are limited:
- Wire hangers (including those coated with rubber) are recyclable in the scrap-metal bin, at no charge, at all Drop-Off Centers.
- Wooden hangers may be put in the “clean wood” bunker where available at a Drop-Off Center ONLY IF the wood has not been glued, stained or otherwise coated with a finish.
- All other hangers must be disposed of as trash.
Please do not put any hanger, of any material, in your recycling bin.