Who will take my wire coat hangers?
By Angela from New Lebanon, NY
I used to work in a Salvation Army Thrift Store and people were always donating the wire hangers, and they were always put to good use. Sometimes we even bundled a bunch of them together and sold them.
Your local Goodwill or Salvation Army are always looking for hangers.
You can also take them to your local dry cleaners.
I always take mine to my local dry cleaners, who always seem very pleased to have them.
Schools and retirement homes might possibly want them to use for crafts.
You can also donate them to your local Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts, they are always handy for crafty things!
Post a free on craigslist / freecycle. Since its spring time many times people are looking for these to do children's resale events and garage sales. And lately I have seen people use them to make words out of the wire and display it as decor in their homes.
How many do you have? I will take them off your hands and pay for shipping.
I have many wire hangers that I need to part with. I would love to donate them. Does anyone know where I could donate them? Anyone out there need wire hangers?
By Patsy from Pittsburgh, PA
You could probably drop them off at something like the Salvation Army thrift stores. If they can't use them they would probably know someplace that could. Most of those places have an outdoor site where people can drop things off. (04/02/2010)
Bring them to your nearest dry cleaners. They always take them and they even have a special box to store them in for return. (04/02/2010)
I had a garage sale and sold them all.
Good luck! (04/04/2010)
Go online and see if you have a Freecycle group in your area. This is a program where you offer something you no longer want and someone that wants it contacts you. You can also ask for things you would like to have. This is money free, you can not charge for anything you are giving away and cannot be charged for anything you ask for. These are terrific groups, I monitor one. (04/04/2010)
Return them to the local small business owner who provided them to you originally. We can build our own jobs by helping them keep their cost down, they stay in business and you are able to continue to use their business at a reasonable rate. Everyone wins. (04/05/2011)
I have hundreds of extra wire hangers and do not want to throw them away. How can I dispose of them?
Sandra from Cuyahoga Falls
We recycled them. Cut them apart, fold the pieces and used these to hold corners and edges of the weed mat we put under our rock garden. I found most of our hangers at garage sales. (02/16/2009)
My stepdad used lots of cut up wire hangers in lieu of rebar when he poured the concrete foundation for a small building on his property. (02/17/2009)
Take them to your local dry cleaners. They often re-use wire hangers in good shape. (02/17/2009)
Ever hear of freecycle.org? It is where you can post "offers' and "wanted" in your area, all must be free. (02/17/2009)
Post an ad to craigslist under the free column. (02/17/2009)
A thrift store, second-hand store, or maybe a small local clothing boutique will take them. I put them with our clothes when we donate to Purple Hearts, or the St. Vincent DePaul thrift store. (02/17/2009)
Try your local high school or community college art department. That's good wire. (02/17/2009)
I recycle them with other metals. (02/17/2009)
I like to use wire hangers for craft projects. I make seashell wind chimes and other mobile crafts with them. (02/26/2009)
Your coat hangers might come in handy at a church thrift store, also maybe Salvation Army, Volunteers of America or any organization like that. (01/26/2001)
In addition to all the great suggestions that you have received so far, I can think of a few more. Retirement homes and hospitals are usually in need of hangers for their patients/residents, also most shelters could really use hangers for their residents. (01/29/2001)
Donate your wire hangers to any dry-cleaners. I also collect safety pins and take them back when I've amassed a lot of them. (02/01/2001)
By K.B. from Philadelphia, PA
You could see if there's a women's shelter near to you and ask them if they want some. A lot of women (yes, and men, too) walk out with nothing and have to start again from scratch. I donated a bed to my local shelter a couple of years back. It's good to know your old stuff is going to a good home. (08/13/2004)
Forget the Salvation Army and Goodwill - they only want plastic hangers. (11/21/2007)
You can try adding them to the following website.
It's a wire hanger have/need match-up website. (12/05/2008)