Have metal hangers from the dry cleaner? Technically, they are recyclable in most curbside recycling bins (because they have a percentage of recyclable steel), but the reality is that most recyclers don't want them -- they can get snagged on recycling equipment. Most dry cleaners now accept the hangers and will reuse them. But you might want to hang onto a few: There are tutorials online of people using the hangers to make snakes to unclog drains. In a plumbing emergency, one wire hanger could come in quite handy.