Alternative Ways to Recycle
Only Donate If Brand New
For hygiene reasons, many thrift shops and secondhand stores such as Goodwill won’t accept pillows or cushions unless they’re still inside their packaging.
Unusable? Save From a Landfill
If your pillows cannot be reused or donated, you can drop them off with USAgain, who accepts household textiles regardless of their condition. Simply make sure your pillows are clean and dry and in a tied plastic bag. Find your closest drop box here.
Ways to Reuse
Use as Packing Material
Old pillows and cushions make great packing material, especially for items that need to be handled more carefully.
Use as Pet Beds
Fluff Up Another Pillow
If you have multiple pillows that have lost their loft, combine them! Add the stuffing from one pillow to another. This also works for sofa and chair cushions that have sagged over time, as well as stuffed toys.
Create a Floor Cushion
Large floor cushions are great for movie or game nights where lots of people want to get comfortable and lounge in one room. You can buy a pre-made cushion cover or make your own. Get more details from Home Edit.