Recycling For Pets

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1. Pets And Their Owners Need Recycled Good Quality Household Items

2. Don’t throw usable duvets, pillows, cushions, towels, clothing and wellington boots away

3. Consider whether your items are reusable or whether they are damaged

4. Damaged items have to be treated in different ways to those that can be worn and used again

Pet Check provides overviews of how everyday household items can be reused and upcycled for pet care in our blogs.

Read Pet Check blogs to find the best solutions for you as pet owners and our environment whilst helping to create a more sustainable future.

Recycling Hats Caps And Beanies

No dog walker would ever be without a hat, cap, beanie, baseball cap, trilby, beret, or other design when it starts getting to be rainy, hailstones, snow, and windy weather!

Recycle any damaged headwear to your local pet charity shop so that they can be paid a small fee by the major recycling companies that pick up from the 11,000 or so charity shops around the UK and recycle into new fabrics.

Likewise, non-damaged headwear including hats and caps can be passed on to new proud owners either by donating or by advertising on the dedicated reselling websites.

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The Best Way To Recycle Hats Caps Beanies

The Best Way To Recycle Old Hats, Caps and Beanies. Recycle damaged, non-damaged. Dispose environmentally baker boy caps, baseball caps, cloth caps, designer beanies, trilbies, deerstalkers. Donate hats, caps, beanies to pet charities. Recycle. Reuse. Petcheck.blog Blog.

Recycling Duvets

Surprisingly duvets are a ‘challenge’ to recycle and UK’s recycling points do not really want them deposited there but for owners to find other ways to recycle them.

Pet Check’s blog provides ways that you can recycle these to animal shelters and pet charity shops with tips on how to find these locations.

If you want to give these away, we provide information about the best online free resources to dispose of them quickly and locally.

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The Best Way To Recycle Old Duvets

The Best Way To Recycle Old Duvets. 1) #Petcharities 2) @OLIO_ex 3) @Freecycle 4) @ilovefreegle 5) @Gumtree 6) @Facebook Find pet charities & shelters yell.com. How to recycle old duvets. Dispose environmentally, donate, recycle duvet. Save money. Updated Autumn 2022 Author Petcheck.blog

Recycling Wellington Boots

Wellies are the shortened name for wellington boots in the UK – where no dog walker living in the countryside would be without them. However, trying to recycle damaged wellies is quite a task.

There are only two retailer initiatives that we’ve found currently for recycling if you’re wellies are damaged, otherwise, sadly, it’s a case of processing these at your nearest recycling point.

Alternatively, you can upcycle them with ideas on how to do this.

Wearable wellies can be donated to charity shops, (with exceptions), or advertised online and Pet Check provides the best ways to do this if your immediate family or friends do not need a spare pair.

Recycling Pillows and Cushions

Many pillows and cushions are not environmentally friendly being made of synthetic fibres and are difficult to recycle.

Recycle Now is responsible for directing the public to their local recycling plant but provides this statement –

Duvets and pillows are not recyclable; however some animal charities may be able to use them for bedding. Otherwise, they should be put in the general waste.

Animal shelters and pet charities are very grateful for donations and you can read more about how to pack the items and where to find these outlets. You can advertise your pillows and cushions for pet owners on free online platforms to collect locally, and other ways you can use them around the home or with friends and family pets.

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The Best Way To Recycle Old Pillows And Cushions

The Best Way To Recycle Old Pillows and Cushions. Recycle clean, usable pillows and cushions 1) #Petcharities 2) @OLIO_ex 3) @Freecycle 4) @ilovefreegle 5) @Gumtree 6) @Facebook 7) @reuse_network
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Recycle Clothing

Charity shops have been around for many years in the UK post WW2 and are now one of the leading countries in the world offering clothing and other products to residents providing an important second chance to be worn again.

Pet Check explains in this blog how pet charity shops can accept clothing and how to donate since the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 broke.

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The Best Way To Recycle Your Old Clothing

Donate old, unwanted clothing to pet charity shops. Raise funds to help needy dogs, cats, small pets. Recycle clothing, textiles, to help pet charities. Best ways to recycle clothing. Updated 2022. Author Petcheck.blog

Recycle Towels

Councils up and down the country ask residents not to throw away clothing and textiles into their landfill bins but to recycle at appropriate local recycling points or better still, find a second life for towels.

They’re a fantastic help for pet owners to keep in the back of cars, ready for drying off dogs after getting wet and muddy on walks, or for dog walkers returning wet dogs back home after a lunchtime walk and sudden downpour, when owners may be at work.

Towels are great to keep handy for coastal and beach holidays when dogs love swimming and frolicking in the sea to dry them off or countryside hikes where they may splash in pools and muddy locations.

Pet shelters welcome towels for their use in aiding the rehoming of pets, and pet charities can sell good-quality towels.

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Best Ways To Recycle Old Towels

Updated Summer 2022. Recycle your towels for dogs, cats and pets. Dogs need towels after swimming. Clean cat and dog muddy paws, use in pet beds.
How to donate hand towels, bath towels for pets. The Best Way To Recycle Old Towels #Petcharities, Author Petcheck.blog

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Join the thousands of Pet Check readers who have generously donated their unwanted items to pet charities today.



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