Dogs get under cover operation
Estimated 2,000 discarded students’ duvets are recycled for canine care
STUDENTS’ discarded duvets have been put to good use to keep vulnerable dogs warm.
Hillingdon Council delivered duvets, unwanted by students from Brunel University at the end of the academic year, to the Dogs Trust where they will help keep some of the borough’s canines cosy.
Brunel University estimated departing students left more than 2,000 duvets this year, which the council’s waste and recycling team collected in two lorries on June 14.
They delivered them to the Dogs Trust in Harefield, where they were gratefully received and will be recycled as bedding for the animals.
Cllr Keith Burrows, Hillingdon Council Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling said: “Hillingdon Council’s commitment to recycling extends beyond providing free weekly collections for dry recyclables, garden waste, textiles and food, and a warm, helpful reception at our recycling centre in Harefield.
“This innovative initiative is an example of how we can help local businesses and charities, and at the same time reduce landfill.”
For more information about recycling in the borough, visit www. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / recycling.