How to Properly Dispose of Pillows and Cushions

A cushion, pillow, and handbag on a home decor display.

When it's time to replace your old pillows or cushions, it's important to dispose of them properly to avoid contributing to landfill waste. Here are some responsible methods:

1. Reuse: If your pillows or cushions are still in good condition, consider finding them a new home. You can donate them to local shelters or charities, where they can be used by those in need.

2. Recycling: Some recycling facilities accept pillows and cushions made from certain materials, such as foam or polyester. Check with your local recycling center to see if they have specific guidelines for pillow and cushion recycling.

3. Landfill: Unfortunately, if your pillows or cushions are not reusable or recyclable, they may need to be disposed of in the landfill. However, before throwing them away, make sure to remove any covers or fillings that could be recycled or reused.

It's important to note that pillows and cushions may not be suitable for donation or recycling if they are heavily soiled, torn, or have a strong odor. In these cases, it is best to dispose of them in the landfill.