Strathbogie Shire Council

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Introducing Council’s Cloth Nappy Rebate Program six-month trial

From 1 May, 2022, Strathbogie Shire Council residents can access a one-off reimbursement to cover half the costs of cloth nappies and associated accessories during a six-month trial period.

The Cloth Nappy Reimbursement Program was created to encourage local families to reduce waste produced by disposable nappies.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks explained why cloth nappies were a better alternative for the environment.

“Disposable Nappies currently make up around 10 per cent of Australia’s waste going to landfill,” Cr Binks said.

“They take up a huge amount of space, can take up to 500 years to decompose and release a significant amount of methane in the decomposition process.”

Cr Binks said Council was excited to offer 50 per cent off the purchase price of cloth nappies and accessories.

“We’re offering a maximum of $150, or 50 per cent off the purchase price, to Shire residents to purchase cloth and swim nappies, reusable liners for nappies, reusable wipes, wet bags and reusable nursing breast pads,” Cr Binks said.

“It’s a fantastic way to get on board with cloth nappies as we know, based on studies, if washed correctly, can also generate less energy and water usage as well as significantly reducing around 20 times less waste going to landfill.”

Cr Binks said all parents needed to do was fill out an eligibility form which can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“All residents need to do is to provide proof of address via a recent rates notice, utility bill, lease agreement or similar as well as the receipt of purchase which includes the company, date purchased, and the cost and name of items,” she said.

“If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Council.”


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