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Recycling Ideas for Linens and Bedding

January 15, 2011

How can we reuse discarded linen in the hotel industry?

By carlos from Hyderabad

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January 16, 20110 found this helpful

Donate them to violence against women and children charities.

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January 16, 20110 found this helpful

Animal shelters, veterinarians, etc... will usually take donations for their animals!

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

You can donate them to homeless shelters or use them to make curtains, recover pillows, make tote bags, use one as a picnic blanket, paint drop cloth or even cut to use as cleaning rags. The sky is the limit. Speaking of Hyderabad, I needed some computer tech support help a couple of weeks ago and the technician lives in Hyderabad.

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We got onto the subject of food while waiting for a program to download and I've since accumulated a bunch of delicious sounding Hyderabadi specialty recipes to try that the technician suggested. :-)

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January 19, 20110 found this helpful

Some day centers have weaving looms & make rugs & pillows to sell. You might have some places in an area near you to donate some of your linens.

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October 22, 20170 found this helpful

Call Coppermill Ltd Recycling Hotel Textiles and waste over 100 Years

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Many churches have bins in the parking lot for clothing to be picked up. These organizations also take clothing and linens that are not usable and recycle them.

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Make sure you put it in a bag and mark it recycle. Also, many animal shelters will take worn linens and towels.

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October 6, 20210 found this helpful

I would check and see where your local thrift shop is , most do take linins and things, if it is in good condition then they will sell it at a reasonably price. Monies usually go to area charities.

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January 15, 2011

I have a hotel and have a ton of left over towels, table cloths, and sheets. Any one have any ideas on how to recycle any of this?

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