How to Responsibly Dispose of Hanging File Folders

A drawer, furniture, and a file.

When it comes to disposing of hanging file folders, there are several options available to avoid sending them to the landfill. Firstly, if the folders are still in good condition and can be used, consider donating them to schools, offices, or community organizations. Many places are in constant need of office supplies and would appreciate the donation.

If the hanging file folders have reached the end of their usable life, there are recycling programs that accept them. Look for recycling centers or facilities that accept paper and cardboard products. Hanging file folders are typically made of paper or cardboard, so they can be recycled along with other paper materials.

It is important to remove any metal components, such as clips or hooks, from the hanging file folders before recycling. These metal parts can be recycled separately or disposed of responsibly in the appropriate waste stream.