Pillows? Yes, you can recycle them. As told before, everything from appliances to countertops to vases to clothes to pillows can be recycled. You can either reuse them or find ways how to recycle them.
If you’re ready to replace your old pillows, but are not willing to throw them in the trash, maybe you need to find out some tips you can do to recycle your old ones. You may not be able to reuse them as bed pillows, but you can surely recycle them and use them for other purpose.
So, what can you make out of recycled bed pillows? Here’s what:
Wash and dry the old pillows. Polyester, latex and down pillows can be laundered and dried in the washer and dryer. However, pillows filled with wool, cotton and kapok cannot be laundered, and should be sunned or aired.
As for the pillow stuffing, gather them in a large box or bin. Later on, you can recycle it by bringing it over to a recycling facility.
Make toss pillows out of the stuffing. Sew toss pillow covers and stuff them with fillings. You can create different sizes and shapes out of the stuffing.
You can also make beds for your pets. Sew pet beds for your dogs or cats, and stuff them with pillow fillings.
Make chair beds for hard-surface furniture. Fill them with pillow stuffing. That chair bed will provide seating comfort for you and your guests. What more, your chairs will even look better than before.
Sew seat pads for benches and lounging chairs in your lanai or porch. Just make sure you use weather-resistant fabric and pack them with old pillow stuffing.
Finally, you can also make stuffed toys. If you have broken toys, you can refill them with pillow stuffing. Your kids will surely enjoy their repaired stuffed toys.
It may surprise you just how many of your things can be recycled. Even those that you thought would be no use afterwards still can be recycled for other purposes. Also, if you’re not too much in recycling by yourself, you can donate all your old stuff (yes, even bed pillows) to charities and children/animal shelters. I am sure they will find a way to reuse and recycle those.
By simply recycling your old stuff, you will be disposing of your old things properly and putting them to good use. You may even be able to help other people by simply donating your recyclable materials. Of course, helping the environment is a cherry on top of the whipped cream.