What to do with
Animal bedding & waste
Want to recycle animal bedding but don't know if you can?
Animal beds are usually recyclable at recycling centres. To find out where your nearest recycling facilities are located, use our handy Recycling Locator tool.
Can I recycle pet beds?
- Old pet blankets or beds made from fabric can be recycled with textiles at a recycling centre.
- Plastic animal beds should be recycled with plastics - ask an operative at the Recycling Centre to find out which container to put it in.
What about pet bedding?
- Check with your District Council (kerbside) or County Council (HWRC) whether they accept pet bedding. Some local authorities may allow used hay, straw and sawdust bedding from 'vegetarian' animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs to be put in household garden waste collections, or accept it with garden waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Pet waste such as cat litter should be bagged and put in the general waste bin.
Pet waste in the bin please!