Coat Hanger Recycling

Available as pay-as-you-go sack collections

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Pay-As-You-Go Sack Collections

Leave your sacks outside your premises on the kerb for collection. Price includes cost of collections. Need more sacks? Order more via your online account.
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Metal hangers
Plastic hangers

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Wooden hangers
Farbic and foam parts
Flexible plastic covers
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Recycle your Coat Hangers with First Mile

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!

Why set up a Coat Hanger Recycling collection with First Mile?

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

Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters

Can Coat Hangers be recycled?

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.

How we recycle Coat Hangers

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!

Coat Hanger FAQs

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

For orders in London and Birmingham, we aim to deliver within 1-3 working days between 9am and 5pm.

For any orders outside of these areas, delivery can be expected within 3-5 working days.

How can I get a quote?

Get your quote here. Enter your postcode, business and contact details and services you’d like – and we’ll come back to you with a quote as soon as possible.

I've signed up, how do I get a Waste Transfer Note?

Waste Transfer Notes can be found on the Customer Portal.

To access and download your Waste Transfer Note:

  1. Visit the Customer Portal

  2. Login or choose 'Email me a link to login'.

  3. Once logged into the Portal Select 'Location' > 'Document

What does First Mile do?

At First Mile, we provide national recycling and waste collections to over 25,000 customers throughout the UK.

We also offer a recycle-box service whereby you can post back to us all nature of recyclables from any part of the country.


Why choose First Mile over the council or another provider?

We genuinely care about our customers and the environment, so we make it easy for you to recycle your business waste in a way that is cost-efficient and leaves the greenest possible footprint on the planet.


Take a look at our Benefits and Service Extras to find out how we deliver our services, and our Company page to hear more about our mission and to meet the team.

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