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What to do with duvets and pillows?

06 Apr 20

Keep your nighttime best friends in use as long as you can, as duvets and pillows are currently not recyclable unfortunately. 

However, if they are in good enough condition they can be passed on to a charity organisation - some homeless charities and animal shelters can use them. If they’re really past it then they need to go in with general rubbish.

For information on recycling other types of bedding, like bedsheets and pillowcases, head to what to do with clothing and textiles.

Household recycling collection

Duvets and pillows are not collected with household recycling.

not currently recycled

Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)

Not accepted at household waste recycling centres.

not currently recycled

What can you do?

  1. Check with your local animal charity - they may be able to recycle unwanted duvets and pillows for animal bedding.

  2. Use the stuffing for arts and crafts projects.

  3. Some homeless charities accept duvets, pillows and other bedding. 

Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.