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Bedding: duvets and pillows

If these are clean and in a near new condition, some charity shops will accept the Alternatively, take them to one of our textile banks. In order to maintain hygiene, the re-use acceptance conditions for bedding and duvet are very strict. Unusable duvets and pillows must be disposed of as general waste via the red bags/ general waste containers. Large volumes of duvets and pillows can be collected via a bulky collection by contacting 020 7641 6180. In order to prevent the spread of bed bugs please:

  • seal any duvets and pillows set out for the regular general waste collection in a closed red general waste bag or
  • contained in a closed plastic bag inside your general waste container
  • Never dispose of bedding in your recycling bin.  

Please also see mattresses

Please also see bulky waste


waste management in hotel industry

Waste Management in Hotels

Duvets and pillows are only one aspect of waste that hotels produce. Hotels produce waste in every category and need to have the structure in place to deal with this. Westminster is lucky to be home to some of the most renowned 5-star hotels in the world including: Claridge’s and The Langham Hotel.

Hotels produce waste 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we collect waste every day of the year, unlike some other waste collection services. 

Some benefits from using Westminster Commercial Waste Services include:

  • Fitting collections around hotel activities
  • Regular, discreet collections
  • Waste is used to generate electricity to power London homes and businesses.

Find out more about our hotel waste management services.

Get the guide on hospitality commercial waste