One thing many people don't realize or often consider is that the wire hangers are reused by dry cleaners. In fact, rather than throwing them out, dry cleaners prefer you return them so they can reuse them (as long as they hangers are in good shape and not stretched out). This helps keep their costs down and thus, their prices for dry cleaning your clothes down, as the cost of wire hangers is actually rising (my friend works at the US Commerce Dept and worked on this case - wire hangers are much more complicated than we think!). If you are unsure if your dry cleaner will reuse them, you can always ask them if they'd want them back. Frankly, it's worth it to me to recycle them this way.
“No Wire Hangers!”: Cushy Closet or Padded Cell?
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