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Donating duvets to charity

Primrose
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I have two virtually new single duvets in their covers to dispose of and am having difficulty finding a suitable charity to give them to as two charity shops I've approached told me "put them in the recycling bin" as they're not allowed to take them.


This is such a waste and I won't do this. Does anybody know of a national charity perhaps for the homeless or resettling refugees who would be able to make good use of them? There doesn't seem to be a Salvation Army in our area, and I don't know whether they take these kinds of products.
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  • Fen1
    Fen1 Posts: 1,577 Forumite
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    The Red Cross. Emmaus.

    Alternatively, would a local women's refuge take them?
  • nanto3girls
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    Even if mine were like new,i wouldn't expect anyone to want them.We gave ours to kennels,who said they like them for bedding for the dogs.
  • Ilona
    Ilona Posts: 2,449 Forumite
    I had a duvet I didn't want, nearly new. I cut it into nine squares and made nine dog/cat cushions out of them. Used an old duvet cover to cover them.

    Yes, you could give it to a dog rescue.
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  • SailorSam
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    Doesn't that seem a waste. I've got a couple of nearly new duvets up on top of the wardrobes i was going to take to a charity shop. Surely at this time of year some homeless person would be glad of it.
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  • After downsizing, I put a feather duvet that had hardly been used on freegle, and someone came to collect it to make a bed for their cat.

    I was happy with that, saved it going into landfill.

    Most charities can't take them for hygiene reasons. Which is understandable.
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  • harrys_nan
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    I have just given 3 to the local Staffie rescue.
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  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,557 Forumite
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    Our local drop-in centre accepted a couple of sleeping bags for their clients so a similar place may take the duvets.
  • choille
    choille Posts: 9,710 Forumite
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    Put them on freecycle or gumtree for free. Them who need them will get them....
  • "put them in the recycling bin"
    Very poor advice. Unless whoever collects your recycling asks for duvets they will not want them.
  • missbiggles1
    missbiggles1 Posts: 17,481 Forumite
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    After downsizing, I put a feather duvet that had hardly been used on freegle, and someone came to collect it to make a bed for their cat.

    I was happy with that, saved it going into landfill.

    Most charities can't take them for hygiene reasons. Which is understandable.

    Is it?

    Don't people wash their charity shop buys as a matter of course?
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