When it comes to recycling your old metal curtain poles or tracks you can look for a local recycling centre that will take metal. Make sure you take off any plastic that could be present and bear in mind that if your poles or tracks are all plastic then there is little chance of them being recycled. But again, always make sure to contact the local recycling centre first to check they will accept the poles or tracks.
If your curtain pole is wooden or simply in good shape, you can always use it in another part of your interior. For example, you could place it over your fireplace or another desirable place and hang photos and picture frames from the pole. You could also use it to hang pots and pans out of the way in your kitchen. Having a look on Pinterest would be a good idea to get inspiration for upcycling your curtain poles.
If you are wanting to recycle your wooden pole it can be put into your compost, or even burned for heat or energy, although something to bear in mind is that it can be difficult to recycle the wood if it has been threaded, varnished or painted.
Just following one of these ideas will go some way towards saving our planet from plastic waste and pollution. Even though it might seem such a small thing that you will have achieved, think what could be achieved if more people would recycle as much they possibly can. You will feel good knowing you have helped to make the world a better place.