Last year saw an average of 94 babies born per week in Wyndham, with this comes a lot of disposable nappies!
Each day there are a staggering 3.75 million disposable nappies used across Australia and New Zealand, with about one cup of crude oil used to make each nappy.
Disposable nappies end up in landfill where they take up to 150 years to break down. Whilst cloth nappies require detergents and water to wash, they are a better alternative for both the environment and your hip pocket!
To celebrate and thank residents making the change to cloth nappies and reusable sanitary items, we are offering a rebate to eligible Wyndham residents.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Council on 1300 023 411.
How do I learn more about Cloth Nappies?
Want to learn more about cloth nappies, including how to use them, the different types available, how to clean and store them and the best detergents that will do the job?
Please pay close attention to the announcement of our upcoming cloth nappy workshops.
Find out more about the benefits of cloth nappies on Sustainability Victoria’s website.
What can I claim?
Eligible Wyndham residents can apply for one rebate on either:
- 50% of the purchase price (max $100)
Reusable sanitary products:
- 50% of the purchase price (max $50)
How do I apply?
To apply, you must do the following:
- Complete a rebate application form
- Upload a clear copy of your receipt evidencing your purchase of cloth nappies or reusable sanitary products
The receipt must include:
- Company name and ABN of the company you purchased the items from
- Purchase date (must be no earlier than 1 April 2021)
- Item name (underline if multiple items on receipt)
- Provide proof that you live in Wyndham by uploading one of the following:
- Utility bill
- Rates notice
- Drivers licence
If you don’t have computer access, paper-based forms can be requested over the phone from the Waste Strategy team on 9742 0777
If you don’t have computer access, paper-based forms can be requested over the phone from the Waste Strategy team on 1300 023 411.
CLOTH NAPPY AND REUSABLE SANITARY ITEM REBATE TRIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions apply to Council’s Cloth Nappy and Reusable Sanitary Item Rebate (‘rebate’).
By submitting an application for a rebate, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If your application does not comply with these terms and conditions, it will not be valid and will not be accepted or assessed.
These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with any relevant rebate information e.g. rebate form and any information provided by Council regarding the rebate.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a rebate. Council will advise in writing if your rebate application has been successful.
1.1 To be eligible to apply for a rebate, you must be aged 18 years or over and live in the City of Wyndham.
1.2 Applicants who have previously received a rebate as part of Council’s Cloth Nappy and Reusable Sanitary Item Rebate Trial are eligible to submit an application from 1 July 2021 onwards.
- ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS
2.1 Applicants may apply for a rebate for their purchase of the following products purchased from an Australian supplier on or after 1 April 2021.
(a) cloth nappies, including reusable swim nappies and reusable nappy liners; and
(b) reusable sanitary products, including reusable sanitary pads and cups and leak proof underwear.
2.2 Single use or disposable nappies and sanitary products are not eligible products.
3.1 Rebate applications must be submitted within 3 months of purchasing the eligible product(s).
3.2 To apply for a rebate, applicants must visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/nappyrebate and submit:
(a) a properly completed rebate application form;
(b) a tax invoice evidencing proof of purchase the eligible products, including the supplier and date of purchase; and
(c) proof of residence.
3.3 Applicants who are unable to apply online may request a paper-based form. Paper-based applications must be submitted in person at Council’s Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee, or by post to PO Box 197, Werribee, Victoria 3030.
3.4 Only one application per household per financial year will be accepted.
3.5 Applicants agree to immediately notify Council of any changes to the information provided in their application.
4.1 Council will assess each application to determine whether the applicant is eligible for a rebate. Within 30 days of receiving an application, Council will notify applicants in writing of the outcome of their application.
4.2 Successful applicants will be reimbursed for 50 per cent of the purchase price of eligible products, subject to the following maximums:
(a) Cloth nappies: up to $100.
(b) Reusable sanitary products: up to $50.
Payment will be made via EFT to the bank account nominated by the applicant within 30 days of notification that their application has been successful.
- REBATE EVALUATION
Applicants agree to complete the survey provided by Council following receipt of their rebate. The purpose of the survey will be to measure the rebate’s success and inform any future rebates Council may offer.
7.1 Applicants apply for and/or receive a rebate at their own risk.
7. 2 To the extent permitted by law, Council accepts no liability for any claim for loss, harm, damage, costs or expenses which may arise in connection with the rebate.
8.1 Council reserves the right to verify any information provided in any application, and to require additional information or clarification from you, or anyone else before proceeding to make a decision about whether an application is eligible or ineligible.
8.2 Council accepts no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, invalid or corrupt applications.
8.3 Council reserves the right to change these terms and conditions or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this rebate at any time.