Encinitas dry cleaners accept hangers for recycling
olana Recyclers, a non-profit recycling company in Encinitas,
has started a pilot program for metal hanger recycling. Three dry cleaners
in Encinitas are set up as drop off points for the collection of hangers
for recycling. Solana Recyclers will regularly pick up the hangers and transport
them to a scrap metal dealer for recycling.
Metal hangers are made of steel, a readily recyclable
resource that is used to manufacture products like car parts, nails and
food cans. "By recycling your metal hangers, mining waste is reduced
and a valuable resource is conserved. Recycling steel saves 74 percent of
the energy used to produce them from raw materials," says Jacy Davis,
Executive Director of Solana Recyclers. Paper on the hangers is O.K., please
remove any wood or foam.
Dry cleaners participating in the program are:
"We urge residents to work toward recycling their hangers, and if one
of these locations is not convenient ask your current dry cleaner if they
reuse hangers," recommended Andrea Calbow, Solana Recyclers' Project
Coordinator. Calbow found that several of the dry cleaners surveyed were
already willing to accept certain types of hangers for reuse.
459 Santa Fe Dr.
475 Encinitas Blvd.
Top's One Hour Cleaners
267 N. El Camino Real