Business Waste and Recycling Services

Coat Hanger Recycling

Available as sack collection
Available as sack collection

Ever wondered if you can recycle coat hangers? Well, we bring good news!

Your broken or unwanted hangers needn’t be headed for the rubbish bin. Our coat hanger recycling service ensures that metal and plastic hangers are recycled and their materials repurposed so that nothing goes to waste.

Remove any fabric, foam or paper from your hangers, place them in the sack and we'll take care of the rest. Recycling coat hangers has never been easier!

Got a smaller quantity to recycle? Check out our RecycleBox scheme for one-off orders!

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Metal hangers

  • Plastic hangers

  • Wooden hangers

  • Labels

  • Fabric and foam parts

  • Flexible plastic covers

Every year, around 20 billion plastic retail hangers are incinerated or sent to landfill, where they can take up to 1000 years to break down.


Easy switch from your current business waste provider
Flexible business waste and recycling collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365 from our specialist commercial waste collection team
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable business waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters.
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

Around 100 million hangers are thrown away every year in the UK. Sadly, most still end up in landfills where they take centuries to decompose, releasing toxic gases and polluting soil and water during this time. That's just not acceptable anymore. But can you recycle coat hangers? Yes, you can!

Many people still don't know if hangers are recyclable or where to recycle coat hangers. That's the very reason why First Mile launched its coat hanger recycling service. We live by our vision of creating a world where we can recycle everything, so we found a solution to prevent hangers from going to landfill or being incinerated.

Our drivers collect coat hanger recycling sacks from businesses and take them to our award-winning Sacktory, where hangers are bulked and balled. Once we have enough, they are sent to our recycling partners who shred the plastic and separate the metal using magnets. The materials are then turned into new products - including brand new coat hangers.

Now you can recycle plastic hangers (and metal ones too!) easily and safely. Each coat hanger recycling sack can fit between 70 and 80 units, depending on the type of hangers and how well they're packed - as long as you can tie the sack, it's fine!

Shops, ateliers and fashion retailers just need to order coat hanger recycling sacks and we'll ensure they are fully repurposed - which also helps to increase your business's recycling rate!

Have too many at home? Send your coat hangers for recycling via RecycleBox and we'll give them a new life!

Set up a Coat Hanger Collection

If you're a current First Mile customer, please order through the Customer Portal.

50 × Sacks

Order sacks and we'll deliver for free, next working day. Place them outside at the times you choose below, and we'll collect shortly after.

Please select at least one day for collection
Please select a date to start collections
Please select a date in the future
Please enter a valid UK postcode

Easy. Smart. Green.

You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.