Duvets gone to the dogs
HUNDREDS OF DISCARDED DUVETS COLLECTED FOR DOGS TRUST REHOMING CENTRE
It means local landfill is spared and the dogs benefit Cllr Keith Burrows, Hillingdon Council’s cabinet member for recycling
HILLINGDON Council collected close to 1,500 discarded duvets when students left Brunel University at the end of the academic year and made a special delivery to the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Harefield.
The students’ unwanted bedding was collected by the council’s waste and recycling team lorries and unpacked at the Dogs Trust, where the grateful canines will use the plush new bedding while waiting to be adopted into more permanent homes.
The joint venture between the Hillingdon Council, Brunel University and Dogs Trust means the thrown out duvets find a great new lease of life in 72 kennels and don’t end up in local landfill.
Jo Lloyd, assistant manager of Harefield Dogs Trust, said: “We are very grateful for these kind and generous donations. It’s lovely to see our doggies bury themselves under the duvets and get all snuggly at night. They love it.”
Cllr Keith Burrows, cabinet member for planning, transportation and recycling said: “We are really happy to help the university shift all these duvets, especially as it means local landfill is spared and the dogs benefit.
“It is a great day for the recycling team too, who love to get involved and help.”
The trust is always looking for duvets, towels and cuddly toys for their canine friends and would welcome donations anytime.
They are also running summer events in Hillingdon offering free advice, microchipping and training. Neutering vouchers will also be available for eligible residents.
Comfort zone – Joseph Brannan from Hillingdon waste team, with five-year-old Daisy Chain and Jo Lloyd from the Dogs Trust with a pile of duvets donated from Brunel University halls