Can you recycle duvets and pillows?


Yes, you can!
Seperate waste stream required

How to recycle duvets and pillows at home

Pillows and duvets should not be recycled using household recycling bins.

  1. Consider donating or repurposing your duvets to a charity or person in need.
  2. Contact your local recycling centre for more information on how you can recycle your duvets and pillows. 
  3. Some animal charities may be able to use these items for bedding – check locally

How to recycle duvets and pillows at your business

Our sustainability specialists will inspect your duvets and pillows at collection.

  1. Our transport team will arrange a suitable time to collect your bulky waste.
  2. Your bulky waste will be broken down and segregated at our Gateway Road site into recyclable and non-recyclable.
  3. The materials our state-of-the-art system and sustainability specialists deem recyclable and salvageable are sent to reprocessors to be transformed into new items, such as animal bedding. 
  4. The materials that cannot be recycled are incinerated, with the energy produced used to power London through the national grid. 



  • Wash and repair your items for reuse
  • If you have a Dunelm branch near to you they are currently operating a Textile Take Back Scheme. They ask you to bag your old Duvet, Pillows or Mattress Protectors and drop them instore in a special collection area

Do not

  • Do not put Pillows and Duvets in any recycling bin

The Energy Recovery Process

You segregate non-recyclable waste onsite using bins we provide

Your non-recyclable waste is collected in our Euro 6 vehicles

The material is bulked together at our facility in Bow

Barges transport the bulked waste to an energy from waste plant

The waste is incinerated, feeding energy into the National Grid

Facts about pillows and duvet recycling

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