This item should never be placed in your kerbside bins and should be taken to a drop off centre.

Many organisations like the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul have winter appeals where blankets specifically are requested.

Blankets are also collected by animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA. is a new and cooperative initiative by four leading charities aimed primarily at reducing illegal dumping at charitable donation points and educating the community about the required quality standards for donated goods.

Small blankets and textiles which cannot be donated to charity can be placed in your general waste bin if absolutely necessary.

Blankets and textiles should never be placed in your yellow-topped bin, they can damage machinery in the recovery facility by getting wrapped around the moving parts.