Hair

Put in Garbage Cart/Bin

Ways to Reduce

compost

Compost Your Hair

Hair that is not long enough to be donated, or not chemically treated or dyed, can be composted.

Ways to Reuse

bird-nest

Give It to the Birds

Birds will use hair to make their nests. If you leave hair out in the backyard for a few days they’ll likely use it. This is a great option for animal hair, as well.

Did You Know?

Hair Can Be Turned into a Biofuel

Human hair, as well as other fibers like chicken feathers, can be broken down and processed into bioplastics and biofuel. Designer Thomas Vailly created a human hair bioplastic that “resembles leather” and could be a useful alternative to other single-use plastics. Read more.