It’s the time of year when you’re busy cleaning out your closets, garages and any other areas that have collected clutter throughout the past year.  Yard sales are popping up on every street corner, and unfortunately you’ve joined the masses when it comes to being suckered into the idea that you’re actually going to make a pretty penny selling all your junk this year.

After perusing through your closet space you find plenty of clothes garage sale worthy, but what about all your leftover hangers?  Lets face it, your dry cleaner has provided you with a plethora of wire hangers with absolutely no space to store them.  The quick and easy solution would be to pitch them all out with your yard sale rejects, but what about making some extra pennies by taking them to the scrap yard? Yes, scrap your wire hangers!

The article, What to do with your wire hanger? on Msn.com states,

“Unlike paper and plastic, there is no specific designated recycling bins for disposal of your used wire hangers, so many of us simply throw them away.  This results in 3.5 billion hangers ending up in our landfills each year…According to the National Cleaners Association (NCA), if a wire hanger is returned to a dry cleaner in poor condition then that cleaner could send them to a scrap metal dealer or given them back to the supplier who may have other methods of disposal.  The NCA also suggest that people concerned about this issue should make it a community project.  Run a wire hanger drive or identify a place where your neighbors can gather them up and pass along to a scrap metal dealer.”

Upstate Metal Recycling in Fort Wayne, Indiana would be happy to take your hangers…and all the other scrap including metal, copper, steel, e-waste and even your junk cars!  The bonus with Upstate is if your load is too heavy, they’ll pick it up free of charge! Granted, it’s safe to say you won’t get rich off of the wire hanger recycling business, but at least you’ll be helping the environment at the same time. You may think that throwing away one measly wire hanger fails to be a big issue in our landfills…but those hangers add up. Stop in, call or visit Upstates website.  You won’t be disappointed!

Upstate Metal Recycling
11400 Bluffton Road (St. Rd. 1)
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809

Phone: 260-747-2000
Fax: 260-918-4155

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