Local city councils are dedicated to change with most offering some sort of waste management initiative in the form of a rebate and workshop. I even run some of them!
This means that you could be eligible for money back! How’s that for rewarding your efforts?!
Here is a list of local councils and their initiatives.
Be sure to let me know if you hear of another or if something has changed.
Don’t see your council listed?
Reach out to their sustainability and/or waste management representatives and let them know.
I can even help here, flick me an email and I’ll see what I can do.
Up to 60% subsidy to hire cloth nappies using the Nappy Guru's library service, OR a $50 rebate for new cloth nappy purchases (must attend a cloth nappy workshop). Rebate of up to $50 on new reusable sanitary item purchases (including menstrual cups, reusable sanitary pads, reusable incontinence pads and period underwear).
50% of total purchase or hire price, maximum $100 rebate (must attend cloth nappy workshop). Rebate of up to $50 on new reusable sanitary item purchases (including menstrual cups, reusable sanitary pads, reusable incontinence pads and period underwear). Rebate of up to $50 on cloth nappy repairs. This service keeps nappies in circulation for longer and promotes second hand purchases. Cloth nappy repairs can be done by any sewing/alterations people/tailors or even at repair café’s for free.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Cloth nappies: 50% of purchase price, maximum rebate $100. Reusable period products: 50% of purchase price, maximum rebate $100. Reusable breast pads: 50% of purchase price, maximum rebate $50.
Do you have any questions?
Easy. Simply print out your proof of purchase (reciept) which shows the invoice paid in full and follow the steps on your local councils website
How do I get my receipt?You should have received an email from your product website. If you cannot locate this, simply get in touch with the brands support and they'll be able to send you a fresh copy!
What if my council doesn't do a rebate?Be sure to get in touch with your councils waste management officer. This can be achieved by sending them an email or calling them directly. The more 'push' they get from the community, the more incentive there is for them to do something about it.
My Friend/Mum/Sister etclives in a rebatable council. Can they claim for me?Yes, provided they are the one who put through the sale, attend the workshop or follows the councils rules. The reciept also needs to be in the name of the resident living in the council area.