Recycle Garment Hangers at Target Stores

Garment hangers are not the recycling no-no that I thought they are. Your local Target store will take them and reuse them. And when the hangers break, Target will recycle the plastic and metal parts to make plastic flowerpots and other gardening supplies. (Read Target’s full statement here.)

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Look for the recycling station at your local Target store.

So when you clean out your closet, whether to donate, recycle, or (I hope not) discard the clothing you no longer want or need, don’t throw away the hangers. If they’re plain wire hangers, take them to a dry cleaner who will recycle (or reuse) them. If they’re combination plastic and metal hangers, take them to Target. (Of course, Target also takes plain wire hangers.)

Congratulations, Target, on keeping garment hangers out of the landfill. That’s not only a sustainable business practice — it’s also a nice way to get customers into your stores.

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2 responses to “Recycle Garment Hangers at Target Stores

  1. Glad to hear about recycling hangers, I have many that I’ve not used in quite a while, but just couldn’t throw them in the trash. I will visit Target soon and get rid of these.Thank you.

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  2. I called the Target in Mentor and they told me they do not recycle hangers.  

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