As Oil spill clean-up is a global concern due to its environmental and economic impact, various commercial systems, including synthetic fibres like polypropylene, have been developed to clean up the oil spillage. But these methods pollute the environment in another way such as disposal of used oil sorbents, non-biodegradable in nature (hence non eco-friendly), etc. Hence, in this project work, waste cotton, which is bio-degradable, is used as oil absorbent, after subjecting into various modifications. Raw cotton waste has been procured and cleaned in a trash separator to separate out lint, trash, and micro dust of cotton fibre. The cleaned cotton waste was processed in a needle punching machine to make a non-woven lap. Water and oil absorbency property of this cotton waste was studied. To enhance the hydrophobic and oleophilic property of cotton by various techniques will be applied in future work.