Reusable Nappy Incentive Trial

On average, a child can use around 4,000 nappies before they are toilet trained. Millions of disposable nappies end up in landfill in Australia every day, and it is estimated that they take between 150 and 500 years to break down.

Modern reusable cloth nappies provide a range of options to not only prevent pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and divert large amounts of waste from landfill, but also save individuals and families a lot of money in the longer term.

That's why the City of Albany is offering residents a rebate of 50% (up to $100 per household) on the purchase of reusable cloth nappies to encourage families to try them as an alternative to disposables. The rebate scheme will run as a trial from November 2021 until March 2022 or until the allocated funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner.

We understand that individual and family circumstances differ and that committing to reusable nappies may not be viable for everyone, but we hope that this trial program will help families and individuals to consider making the switch. 

See details below for how you can access the rebate!

How does it work?

From November 2021, the City of Albany is offering a trial incentive program for reusable cloth nappies to residents.

As part of this program, a 50% rebate is available on eligible items, with a maximum rebate of $100 per household.

Valid purchased eligible for a rebate must have been made on or after 19 November 2021. The rebate will not cover the cost of postage or delivery of eligible products with these costs excluded from the calculated rebate amount.

The rebate scheme will conclude on 31 March 2022 or when allocated funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner. Residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Which items can I claim?

You can purchase reusable cloth nappies through an Australian supplier (with an ABN). Specific items eligible for the rebate are:

  • All-in-ones
  • Two-in-ones
  • Reusable swim nappies
  • Terry/pre-fold nappies
  • Nappy liners, boosters and inserts if purchased with cloth nappies

Only these items will be considered for this rebate. Accessories, for example: wipes and wet bags, are not included. Postage costs are also not included.

How many items can I claim?

You can claim any and all eligible products that are on the eligible items list and that have been purchased on or after 19 November 2021. The rebate amount is 50% of the purchase price and is capped at a maximum of $100 per household. For example, if you purchase items to the value of $100, your household can claim a $50 rebate. Or if you purchase items to the value of $250, you can claim a $100 rebate.

How do I apply?

To apply, you must complete an online application form and read through the terms and conditions. You will need to email the completed form to fogo@albany.wa.gov.au and attach a clear copy of your receipt(s) or purchase as well as proof of residence. 

Terms and Conditions; Reusable Nappy Incentive Trial - Terms and Conditions

Application form: Reusable Nappy Incentive Trial - Application Form 

If you are unable to submit an online application, please contact the Waste Team on 6820 3000 or email fogo@albany.wa.gov.au

Where can I buy reusable nappies locally?

If you're keen to shop local, try these Albany based businesses:

Have we missed you on this list? If you're a local business selling reusable nappies, please let us know and we can add your details! Email fogo@albany.wa.gov.au

Where can I find more information about using reusable nappies?

Check out these handy resources for an introduction to using cloth nappies:

  • Green Skills have an excellent range of videos demonstrating how to use cloth nappies
  • The Australian Nappy Association is a great place for information on the benefits of transitioning from disposable to reusable
  • Switch Your Thinking's Guide to Modern Cloth Nappies is a one-stop-shop for information on buying and using reusables