Can You Recycle Or Reuse Garden Hoses?

The thing about garden hoses is most are made of a variety of materials, and they can be difficult to recycle through your recycling centers. You can call and check with them. The ends can be snipped off and recycled in some cities. They do break and the good news is that you can reuse them in a variety of ways.

1.) The easiest way is to poke holes in them and use as a drip watering system or a soaker.

2.) Make hose baskets:

3.) Make a birdhouse

4.) Make a chair

Chair Design 2

Chair Design 3

5.) Make a colorful wall decoration

6.) Make a door mat

7.) Make a water fountain

8.) Make a wreath

9.) Cut it up and use to protect saw blades and other sharp objects

9.) Then again, you can reuse a garden hose wheel as a wine rack.

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  1. Pocket Hose says:

    Thanks for sharing these creative ways to recycle your old garden hoses. The mat looks like it would be a good place for muddy boots. Thanks again.

  2. Carl says:

    If you use wire ties, like in the basket, use black UV resistant ties. Cheap wire ties will degrade in the sun and break.

  3. Betty Deveau says:

    We just got a new water hose and was just going to throw the old one out but not anymore. I am looking forward to trying some of these ideas. Thank you for sharing…:)

  4. Sean says:

    I’ve been using one that the dog chewed the end off of to water my new apple trees this year. 6 apple trees planted 15 feet apart in two rows means I would have to move the sprinkler daily. Instead, I strung the hose up along the support stakes (6.5 ft. T-Posts) and poked holes in it with an awl. Then I used a hose clamp to close off the end that had been chewed off by the dog, and now I just turn the water on at the house and I have a fantastic irrigation system that I don’t have to move, and since it is off the ground on the T-Posts, I don’t even have to pick it up to mow!


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