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How to dispose of your duvets, pillows and bedding

The disposal of your bedding will depend on the condition they are in.

  1. Clean/ new condition
    1. If they are clean and in a near new condition, some charity shops will accept them. Charity shops have branches all over Westminster. Ensure that the fire safety label is still attached to the item. 
    2. Alternatively, take them to one of our textile banks.
  2. Damaged/unusable
    1. In order to maintain hygiene, the re-use acceptance conditions of our textiles banks are very strict. Unusable duvets and pillows must be disposed of as general waste via the red bags/ general waste containers.
  3. Large volumes
    1. Large volumes of duvets and pillows can be collected via a bulky collection

Additional information:

When disposing of your duvet, pillows and bedding please follow best practise in order to prevent the spread of bed bugs:

  • 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 bulky waste for more information.