Why can't I recycle hangers?

Never put hangers (metal or plastic), hoses, wire, cords, cables, ropes, chain, clothing, textiles and shoes in your recycling bin.  They get tangled up in the sorting machines causing costly downtime and may never be recycled.  Contact your local donation facility to see if they are accepted or a local dry cleaner (mainly for metal ones).

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1. If a package states that it is recyclable, why can’t I put it in my bin?
2. Can I recycle my shredded paper?
3. Where can I recycle my plastic bags and film?
4. Garden Hoses? Can these be recycled?
5. Can Styrofoam go in the recycling bin?
6. Why can't I recycle hangers?
7. What happens to the recyclables?
8. Does my recycling need to be kept separated, for example, keeping paper separate from glass?