Reusable Nappy and Sanitary Products Rebate – Trial

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Did you know that disposable nappies thrown away today will still exist in 500 years? Reusable/cloth nappies use 57% less water and 71% less energy than disposables. It’s estimated an average of 150kg of sanitary items are sent to landfill during the lifetime of one person who uses such products.

Reusable nappies and sanitary products are better for the environment and help to reduce waste. To encourage their use, Hornsby Shire Council is offering rebates on these environmentally friendly options. These rebates are being offered as an incentive to help reduce the upfront costs of reusable options and encourage the shift away from single-use products.

What items can I claim?

Each household in Hornsby Shire Council is eligible for one rebate per category.

You can claim 50% of the purchase price (max. $150 rebate per household)

Items include:

  • Reusable cloth nappies
  • Reusable inner liner for nappies
  • Swim nappies
  • Reusable wipes

You can claim 50% of the purchase price (max. $150 rebate per household)

Items include:

  • Reusable sanitary pads
  • Sanitary cups
  • Leak-proof underwear


To claim your rebates you must provide:

  • A copy of the receipt(s) of purchase.
  • Proof that you are a resident of the Hornsby Shire Council.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete an online form (linked below) and accept the terms and conditions. As part of the application, you must attach a clear copy of your receipt(s) of purchase as well as proof of residence that meets the following guidelines:

Receipt(s) of purchase must include:

  • Company name and ABN of the company you purchased the items from
  • Purchase date (must be on or after 1st July 2021)
  • Item name (underline applicable item if multiple items are on receipt)

Provide one proof of residence within the Hornsby Shire Council LGA in the form of:

  • Current drivers licence or NSW identification card
  • Utility bill from the past 12 months
  • Rates notice from the past 12 months

Trial Application Form - Reusable Nappy and Sanitary Products Rebate

Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Reusable Nappy Videos

Interested in using reusable nappies and don’t know where to start? Watch nappy expert Alice Henchion answer some of your most asked questions about purchasing, using and maintaining reusable nappies.

Hornsby Shire Council acknowledges the WSROC Waste Region and participating Council’s for their permission to use the video resources on this page.

Hornsby Shire Council is delivering the Trial Reusable Nappy & Sanitary Product Rebate project during the 2021-22 financial year. The trial has an allocated budget and once that money is expended the trial will be complete.

For more information please contact the Waste Hotline on 13 70 30 or

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