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Zero waste rebates

Want to choose environmentally friendly products and save money at the same time? Households can apply for a rebate on one of the three categories below. Each household is eligible for one rebate per year.

What is the Zero Waste Rebate program?

The Zero Waste Rebate program is an action item in our Rethinking Waste Plan 2021-2030, which outlines our goal to become a low waste city. It is one of several items that will support our community to become leaders in clean, sustainable living. 

As part of the rebate program, residents can claim a rebate on the purchase price of reusable nappies, reusable sanitary products, composting bins and composting tools.

Why is Council providing this rebate program?

Investing in reusable items at home is a great way to reduce waste and save on costs in the long term. In fact, by choosing reusable nappies, parents can save up to $2000 per child. However, the upfront costs of purchasing reusable nappies or sanitary items can be costly. Council is looking to support residents by providing a rebate on these products, to encourage people to trial reusable items at home.

How does it work?

Residents can claim a rebate for reusable nappies, reusable sanitary products compost bins or composting tools, up to the limits as listed below.

Rebate categories

Reusable nappy items

Items include: reusable nappies, reusable inserts, reusable swim nappies, reusable baby wipes, wet bags for reusable nappies, reusable nursing pads.

Rebate: 50% of your purchase price up to $100 spent. *Maximum rebate $50

Reusable sanitary items

Items include: reusable sanitary pads, leak proof underwear, reusable sanitary cups, wet bags for sanitary items. 

Rebate: 50% of your purchase price up to $50 spent. *Maximum rebate $25

Composting tools

Items include compost bins, worm farms, bokashi bins, grains and liquid, and compost aerator, worms, and kitchen caddy. 

Rebate: 50% of your purchase price up to $50 spent. *Maximum $25 refund.


How to apply

Online Form

To apply for a Zero Waste Rebate, click on the below button and fill in the online application form. You will need a copy of your receipt and proof that you live in the City of Whittlesea.

Apply for a Zero Waste Rebate