The average baby uses 5,000 nappies. Disposable nappies cannot be recycled or reused and have to go to landfill, where they will stay for hundreds of years. In Wales about 200 million nappies are thrown away each year. Denbighshire encourage residents to use modern ‘real’ reusable nappies to save money and help the environment.
How can the council help?
If you live in Denbighshire or Flintshire and your child is aged between 0 and 18 months old, you may be entitled to vouchers worth up to £75 to be used in part-payment for either the purchase of real nappies or a Real Nappy Laundry Service.
How can I apply?
You will need to complete the application form
and provide a copy of the birth certificate as well as two recent utility bills or council tax notice. We now accept the MAT B1 in place of the birth certificate for parents wishing to apply for vouchers before the baby is due.
Where can I use the vouchers?
You will receive vouchers worth £25 each, for use when your baby is aged 0-3 months, 4-9 months and 10-18 months old.
The vouchers can be used at the following firms: