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    What to do with old down comforter?

    My old comforter has been replaced but what do I do with the worn out down-filled item? Does it simply go into the garbage or is there a second purpose to recycle it?
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    I would give it to Harlan for a nap bed.
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    A lot of animal shelters want them for their dogs.

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    Good to know these responses. I have an old lumpy comforter, too.
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    They also take old towels.

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    I cutUp comforters into probably six pieces, Sew the edges, and use them for dog beds. But mine I’ll have poly fill not down. How well do down comforters wash?

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    Down comforters was fine, it's the drying that is a challenge, in my expereince.

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    To dry down you need to put tennis balls in the dryer to fluff them up.

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    TT, that works for me, too. It takes a few cycles to get them really dry, but they puff up really well with the tennis balls.

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    Is a down comforter a practical donation for animal shelters, then? Probably not.

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