Reusable Nappy Scheme

Happy Nappies!

Derry City and Strabane District Council have a reusable nappy incentive scheme where you can claim back £30 when you spend £50 or more on cloth nappies.

It’s estimated that this could help families save up to £1000 from birth to potty if they opt for reusable rather than disposable nappies. It’s also better for our environment, saving thousands of tonnes of nappies from landfill each year.

To apply for this scheme complete this form and return with proof of purchase to Council’s Waste Minimization Officer Julie Hannaway 

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Ulster University are conducting research into why families choose a nappy system for thier children. Help inform this research by taking a short survey.

Cloth Nappy Library

Want to try before you buy? The recently established Zero Waste North West  Nappy Library offers parents the chance to save money and the environment. It is a great way to find out more about real nappies before committing to buying a set of your own and hopefully will help parents find a nappy solution that works for them. 

The Library hires out nappy kits in two sizes; newborn & birth – potty. Each kit is filled with 30 reusable, adjustable nappies in a range of sizes, made from a range of materials including bamboo, hemp and cotton.

Once worn, the nappies can be washed and reused again.

Once a parent is finished with the kit, it can be returned to the library so it can be hired out once again.

Parents Pay £20 to hire the kits; £10 of which is refunded once the kit has been returned in full working order. 

For info message Zero Waste Nappy Library on Facebook or 

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Zero Waste North West's Caroline McGuinness-Brooks, Saoirse-Rose Doherty and Council's Julie Hannaway at the launch of the North West Nappy Library.

Zero Waste Parenting

Buy less, waste less. Help our environment and your bank balance by taking small actions outlined in our Zero Waste Parenting guide; put together in partnership with Zero Waste North West.