How can we reuse discarded linen in the hotel industry?
By carlos from Hyderabad
Donate them to violence against women and children charities.
Animal shelters, veterinarians, etc... will usually take donations for their animals!
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.
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.
Call Coppermill Ltd Recycling Hotel Textiles and waste over 100 Years
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I have old mattress slip cover pad that goes on top of a mattress. It needs to be recycled. l live at zip code 18901, where would l take to? I rather not throw it away.
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.
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.
Its important to recycle used mattress pads because when they are left in a landfill or dumped somewhere, they start to decompose. This can lead to the release of hydrogen cyanide, isocyanates, and flame retardants, all of which have a very negative impact on our planet.
Most cities have local recycling centers that accept a wide-variety of items that you cant typically put out with your standard recyclables. Drop your mattress pad off at a local recycling center.
As I understand it, zip code 18901 belongs to Doylestown, PA.
Contact Doylestown Waste Recycling www.doylestownwasterecycling.com/
Use a junk removal company, for example LoadUp.
Contact the store where you purchased the mattress pad and ask them about recycling options.
Donate your mattress pad to Charity Organizations:
The Salvation Army
Habitat for Humanity
Furniture Bank Association of America
There are also local charities that will accept used mattress pads:
Put your mattress pad in your curbside garbage cart.
Place your curbside garbage cart at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
There are many ways to repurpose your old mattress pads instead of throwing it away or dealing with having it recycled:
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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?