Technically, metal wire hangers are recyclable, but they should not be put in your recycling bin for one reason: They tangle and can cause huge problems at the recycling facility. These flexible wire hangers get tumbled with other recyclable metals and can twist and wrap themselves around the mechanical parts at the factory. This can cause a stoppage, or worse, can hurt someone who works there. Instead, reuse the hangers or take them back to the dry cleaner or store where you got them.
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