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Incentive Schemes

Please find below our lovingly compiled list of reusable nappy incentive schemes in the UK.

Bedfordshire Central

Central Bedfordshire Council

If you are a Central Bedfordshire resident, Central Bedfordshire Council will give you £25 cashback when you spend over £50 purchasing washable nappies, covers or training pants from any company, or subscribe to a nappy laundering service. You will need to download and complete the real nappies application form , and provide a copy of your receipt. (Terms and conditions are included in the form)

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West Berkshire

West Berkshire Real Nappies

Parents can borrow a complete set of real nappies, all the extras and useful information, with no cost for a two week period. The trial allows parents to see whether real nappies really do suit their baby and lifestyle, before they purchase any for themselves. To apply please also complete the question and answer form that must be completed and submitted with your application. For further information please contact the Customer Service Team on 01635 519080 or email customerservices@westberks.gov.uk

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Bournemouth 

Real Nappy Campaign - Bournemouth Borough Council

To encourage parents to overcome the cost hurdle, Bournemouth Borough Council is offering parents the opportunity to claim £30 off the price of real nappies with a minimum spend of £45. You will need to download and complete the £30 Real Nappy Incentive Application Form. Parents can apply for a voucher beforehand to redeem against participating retailers or claim cash back (on production of an itemised receipt) afterwards, for example when purchasing from internet-based real nappy suppliers.

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Bracknell Forest

Bracknell Forest Real nappies - Smartie Pants cashback scheme

Bracknell Forest Council is offering a financial incentive of £30 cash back to borough residents who choose to use cloth nappies.To find out if you qualify for the scheme please complete the real nappies enquiry form. Alternatively, you can request a paper copy by calling their Customer Services.

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Bradford

Bradford Real Nappy Project

The Bradford Real Nappy Project promotes the use of real, reusable nappies. Beat (Bradford environmental action trust) along with Bradford Council offer a free nappy incentive kit to expecting parents or those with a child under 6 months who live in Bradford district. The kit is worth around £45 and is a brilliant way to try washable nappies without any expense on your part. Simply download and fill in the form (109kb) or contact nappy@beat.org.uk to have a leaflet posted out to you

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Bristol

Bristol City Council and Bristol Cloth Nappy Library

The Bristol Cloth Nappy Library has many trial kits available for parents to borrow. They also run monthly classes to educate people about using real nappies. Visit the Bristol Cloth Library website for more information or email info@bristolclothnappylibrary.co.uk

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Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council

If you would like more information here is a guide to real nappies and a suppliers list if you would like to buy some. For more information call 0845 3708090 or email waste_strategy@buckscc.gov.uk. Related files: Real Nappies Handbook 2013 (PDF 2327KB) and Real Nappies Suppliers list (PDF 67KB)

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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire County Council

Carmarthenshire Council offer all residents who are expecting, or who have just had a baby a FREE nappy trial pack, this includes a free nappy demonstration, support and advice. For further information please contact 01267 234567 or visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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Ceredigion

Ceredigion County Council - Nappy Campaign

To encourage the use of real nappies, Ceredigion County Council offers a free Real Nappy trial scheme for babies. To claim your free pack phone 01545 572572 or download the leaflet to find more information.

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Cheshire East

Cheshire East - Real Nappy Incentive Scheme

Cheshire East offers a £25 cashback (on real nappy purchases over £50) or a month’s free nappy laundry trial (worth £55). A new initiative is the loan of a Nappy Trial pack from Cottontails Nappy Laundry (worth £25) offering the chance to try 21 nappies and 7 wraps over a 2-week period. Please Download the Shopping Voucher Offer or Free Real Nappy Sample Kit application form  (PDF, 278KB). For more information please visit the Goreal website. For any other enquiries please email Lucinda.hodges@ansa.co.uk.

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Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council Nappy Incentive Scheme

Denbighshire County Council is offering vouchers worth up to £75 to be used in part-payment for either the purchase of real nappies or a Real Nappy Laundry Service. To qualify: You and your child must live in Denbighshire; Your child must be aged between 0 and 18 months; 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. For more information visit www.realnappies-wales.org.uk/denbighshire

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Derbyshire

Derbyshire Real Nappies - Time for a Change

Time for a Change is the Derbyshire real nappy campaign to raise awareness of real nappies and to reduce the number of nappies that end up being sent to landfill. To help you to use real nappies they offer: £25 cashback when spending over £50 on real nappies and covers (download the form); a two week trial of a nappy lending kit (download the list), which costs £5 and Nappuccino events around the county. The campaign is supported by the councils of Derbyshire, local real nappy retailers, advisors/agents and healthcare professionals. For further information and advice on real nappies please call: 01629 539788 or email: realnappies@derbyshire.gov.uk.

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Devon

Devon Real Nappies Incentive Scheme

The Devon Real Nappy Project offers free information and advice to parents who are interested in finding out about choosing and using real nappies. They offer free trial kits containing a range of different nappy brands and styles. The kits are available for one month and give parents the chance to try a selection of nappies in the comfort of their own home before making any decisions. As a further incentive, Devon parents can benefit from a 20% discount to help with their first purchase of real nappies. For more information about borrowing a trial kit or obtaining a discount, contact your local advisor or register your interest here.

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Dorset

Dorset Real Nappies Incentive Scheme

Parents can buy their real nappies from any retailer of their choice, including those on the internet. They then need to fill in an application form and send it to the county council, along with an itemised receipt. Receipt dates must be within two months of application. A payment of £30 will be paid into the parent's bank account. 

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Dudley

Dudley Council Incentive Scheme

Dudley Council is offering the incentive scheme to encourage parents to use the real nappies because they are more environmentally friendly. Under the scheme, parents living in the borough can claim £30 when they spend over £50 on washable nappies or accessories Real Nappy Claim Form [pdf 464KB] Cash-back claim form for using real nappies

 

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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council Real Nappy Project

You can claim £30 cashback if you provide receipts for the purchase of real nappy products to the value of £50 and over or a letter from your Health Visitor confirming the use of real nappies. The cash back offer is subject to availability. To claim the £30 cashback offer, please email realnappies@dumgal.gov.uk to request a claim form. Please state your name, address and postcode and return the completed claim form questionnaire and receipts for real nappy products to Real Nappy Project, Militia House, English Street Dumfries DG1 2HR. If no receipts are available, please attach a letter from your Health Visitor supporting your use of Real Nappies.

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Dundee

Dundee Council Real Nappy Campaign 

If you would like further information on the Dundee Real Nappy Campaign, please contact: The Recycling Projects Officer: Telephone 01382 436297. Email: janet.wade@dundeecity.gov.uk

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East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Real Nappies campaign

To help you to decide whether real nappies are the right choice for your family, we offer a free trial pack for East Ayrshire residents. These packs allow you to try a range of nappy styles with your baby or toddler. Nappy packs are available from either Western Road in Kilmarnock or Rothesay House in Cumnock. Simply register your interest with Waste Management Services (Telephone: 01563 554033, Email: waste@east-ayrshire.gov.uk) - nappy packs are subject to availability.

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Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian

Real Nappy Project: Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian

You can find out more below, by coming along to one of our Nappuccino coffee mornings or by contacting us for details. Factsheet with details of where to buy real nappies and starter kits. Guide to using real nappies and night nappies . Register your interest in a real nappy starter or lending kit. Real nappies case study

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Essex

Essex Cloth Nappies

You can also find out about financial incentives, including our £30 refund offerAs part of our commitment to encouraging cloth nappy use, we run a Cloth Nappy network, which hosts nappy events where you can meet with other parents, exchange nappy advice and buy cloth nappies. For professionals such as midwives and health visitors, there is a free nappy advisory service, as well as a nappy teaching pack. To request a teaching pack, please email: waste.management@essex.gov.uk.

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Exeter

Exeter Cloth Nappies

The trial kits, which can be borrowed by parents for a month so they can try a variety of reusable nappies, include: fleece; cotton; and bamboo. Please contact our nappy advisor, Jen Harris, on 01392 493604 or 07886 626093, to find out more and to book your free trial kit. Purchases made via our nappy advisor are eligible for up £30 discount - find out more by visiting Devon County Council - reusable nappies

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Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Real Nappy Incentive Scheme

Gloucestershire parents are being offered a one off payment of £30 per application towards the cost of purchasing real nappies. To get your cash back, please download the real nappy voucher application. Download and send this form. Please contact us for more information on real nappies and the incentive scheme. Email: The Real Nappy Project or ring the Voucher Helpline on 0845 634 2559 during office hours. Please note: parents applying for redemption of their incentive scheme voucher should allow 28 days for delivery. Close Parent Gloucestershire Packs.

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Guernsey

The Guernsey Real Nappy Network (GRNN)

GRNN works in association with the Waste Prevention & Recycling team at the Public Services Department, who have long supported the use of real nappies with a subsidy of £35 towards them. The Guernsey Real Nappy Network has received funds from the Channel Islands Co-op’s Eco Fund. The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd support local environmental causes, and through its Baby Club discount vouchers, it is a wonderful supporter of new parents. Please join the Guernsey Nappy Chat group on Facebook if you want more information on real nappies.

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Gwynedd

Cyngor Gwynedd Council

They are offering either a voucher worth £30 to be spent on real nappies with a local supplier, or a trial pack worth £30. For more information about any aspect of these schemes, please contact the Waste and Recycling Help Desk on: (01286) 679872 or e-mail:recycling@gwynedd.gov.uk 

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Hertfordshire and Broxbourne

Hertfordshire and Broxbourne Borough Council - Hertfordshire Waste Partnership Real Nappy Scheme

In Hertfordshire there is a cashback scheme in operation for the purchase of re-usable nappies or subscription to a nappy laundering service. If you buy your own re-useable nappies or join a nappy laundering scheme, your local District or Borough Council, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council will reimburse you £50 towards the total cost. NB. Broxbourne Borough Council are now participating in the scheme, and the cashback offer is now available to residents throughout Hertfordshire. More information about real nappies can be found here. In Getting Started, Reward and Starter Kit Application Form and the Real Nappy Booklet

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Highland

The Nappy Network

You can contact The Nappy Network via our website www.nappynetwork.org.uk or via our Real Nappy Helpline on 0845 201 2609 or email enquiries@nappynetwork.org.uk.We are currently running a free incentive kit scheme, further details on this can be found on our website. 

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight real nappy network

The Isle of Wight real nappy network is run locally and is available to give hands on advice and demonstrations with no obligation to buy. The nappy network has leaflets and factsheets and is available to visit nurseries, antenatal classes or other interested groups to show off real nappies in person! Visit them online by clicking here.

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Leeds

Leeds City Council - Real nappy scheme

Parents can either get a free trial pack or £30 cash back when they spend £50 on real nappies. The free trial pack is good way to try real nappies especially if it’s your first baby or if you're not certain you'll like them. The cash back option is good if you have already decided to use real nappies. We offer £30 cash back on purchases over £50 from any supplier. This option does not include nappy accessories (such as buckets or washing powder) and proof of purchase will be required to claim the cash back. Please download the application form. 

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Leicestershire

Leicestershire - Real nappy scheme

Leicestershire County Council's cash back scheme gives Leicestershire residents the opportunity to receive a £30 refund when they buy Real Nappies. You can download the cash back application form in PDF format and return it by post. This scheme is for Leicestershire residents only (unfortunately Leicester City residents cannot apply).

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Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire - Real nappy scheme

Lincolnshire County Council has funded ten real nappy trial buckets that contain a range of the cloth nappies and accessories. These are available to borrow free of charge for a three-week trial via the Lincolnshire Real Nappy Network. To arrange to borrow a trial bucket please contact the Lincolnshire Real Nappy Network, stating where in Lincolnshire you live. Alternatively, ring 0800 195 8776 or email sustainability@lincolnshire.gov.uk. Cashback scheme:  Lincolnshire County Council will pay £30 cashback to parents purchasing cloth nappies. To apply, please download and fill in the application form at the bottom of the page then return it along with the receipt and a copy of your MAT B1 or child's birth certificate to the address stated. Alternatively, you can attach the relevant documentation when completing the online application form.

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London Borough of Bexley 

London Borough of Bexley - Real Nappies for London

The London Borough of Bexley works with Real Nappies for London to offer residents a £40 voucher to try real nappies. This voucher can be used to try different types of real nappies to help choose the nappies which work best for you.  Vouchers can be applied for through Real Nappies for London or at our monthly Nappuccino meetings on the first Wednesday of every month, please bring proof of address and maternity/birth. 

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London Borough of Camden 

London Borough of Camden - Real Nappies for London

Camden Council has joined the Real Nappies for London (RNfL) vouchers initiative, to help you enjoy the benefits of trying real nappies while avoiding the initial expense of buying them. Camden parents can now apply online to receive a free £54 voucher which can be used to buy real nappies from registered businesses. Don't worry if you don't know much about real cloth nappies, all vouchers come with an informative booklet explaining how they work and where the vouchers can be spent.

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London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hackney - Real Nappies for London

Hackney Council offers a £54 voucher to residents who wish to use real cotton nappies. You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, or to get started with a nappy laundry service. To get the voucher, you can: apply online atReal Nappies for London; apply using a paper form - call 020 7324 4709 to request one; obtain and redeem one on the spot when you attend a nappucino event (all nappuccinos are at Dalston CLR James Library, 10am-11.30am). You can use your real nappy vouchers with the Nappy Ever After laundry service.

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London Borough of Haringey

London Borough of Haringey - Real Nappies for London

Haringey Council is working with Real Nappies for London to provide residents of Haringey with detailed information about using reusable nappies and to offer parents a voucher worth £54.15 which can be used toward the cost of real nappy products or laundry services. The voucher and an accompanying information pack about reusable nappies can be obtained through Real Nappies for London. You can apply on-line at the Real Nappies for London website or you can ring 020 7324 4709 and request an application form.

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London Borough of Hounslow

London Borough of Hounslow - Real Nappies for London

Islington Council offers a £54 voucher which can be used to purchase real cloth nappies at participating retailers, exchanged for a trial pack or used at participating nappy laundry services. To apply for a voucher click on Real Nappies For London or call them on 020 7324 4709. To find out more about the voucher scheme, please contact Jean Hughes on 020 7527 5157 or email jean.hughes@islington.gov.uk.

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London Borough of Islington

London Borough of Islington - Real Nappies for London

The incentive scheme offers a taster pack worth over £50, so you can try washable nappies at home. The taster pack contains three different types of cloth nappy so you can find the best fit for your baby. Your local nappy advisor Saffy will go through the differences when you pick up your taster pack at your nearest Nappy Natter session. For more information, to receive a pack and for details of upcoming events please see our recycling events page. To book a place please contact Saffy at saffysnappies@live.co.uk - Tel: 07817 384 075- Web: www.saffysnappies.co.uk

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London Borough of Lambeth

London Borough of Lambeth - Real nappy trial pack

The trial pack contains three washable nappies for new parents to try, to help you to decide if real nappies are for you. You can apply for a trial pack if you are a new parent, or are expecting a child and live in Lambeth. You will need to download an agreement form and return it completed to realnappies@lambeth.gov.uk (or contact Philip, Real Nappy Advisor on 020 7926 8948).

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London Borough of Lewisham

London Borough of Lewisham - Real Nappies for London

They offer £20 vouchers at specific advertised events run by The Washable Nappy Company and Nappy Geek. Nappy Geek will be holding Nappuccino's at the Conference Room at the Lewisham Council Offices, Main Building, Wearside Service Centre, Wearside Road, Lewisham, SE13 7EZ, for more info visit Nappy Geek website. 

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London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Southwark - Real Nappies for London

Through the scheme, Southwark parents and parents-to-be can claim a free £40 voucher to help get started with real nappies. You can claim your £40 discount voucher by contacting the customer service team. For more information call 020 7525 2000 or email environment@southwark.co.uk. Find out more about real nappies by downloading Southwark information guide.

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Luton

Luton Borough Council - Real Nappies Scheme

Expectant or new parents can apply for a ‘cash back’ sum of £40 against the purchase of real nappies, and covers from any company, or subscribe to a nappy laundering service subject to proof of purchase, i.e., till receipts. The minimum spend on real nappies before qualification for the ‘cash back’ is £50. For more information on the cash back scheme please contact our Waste Minimisation Officer on 01582 546692 or fill in the real nappies claim form.

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Medway

Medway Council - Real Nappies Scheme

A £30 financial incentive (in the form of Boots vouchers), payable in three instalments, is being offered to parents who join the scheme. You can claim this when nappies are bought from a shop or the internet if a proof of purchase and validation form signed by a healthcare professional is sent to the Waste Development Team at Medway Council. For a validation form ask your midwife, health visitor or contact Customer First by telephone: 01634 333333 or by email: wasteminimisation@medway.gov.uk

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Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council - Real Nappy Scheme

If you spend £60 or more on real nappies you can claim £25 cash back.You can claim cashback via the following methods: - Download the cashback form; - Complete a e-application. - Contact us for more information using the contact form. Proof of purchase required. One claim per household.

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Northumberland

Northumberland County Council

Unfortunately, they no longer run a real nappy incentive scheme. However, they do support the real nappy campaign as an environmentally friendly, economical alternative to disposable nappies. For further information and advice about real nappies, please call 0845 600 6400 and ask to speak to Sheila Johnson or e-mailask@northumberland.gov.uk

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North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council- Real Nappies Scheme

To encourage reusable nappy use North Tyneside Council is currently offering £30 cash back to parents who are residents of North Tyneside and who choose to use reusable nappies. Conditions apply please contact Julie Evans tel-0191 643 7284 or email:julie.evans@northtyneside.gov.uk for details. Please download and print out aReal Nappy claim form here

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Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council - Real Nappies Scheme

They are currently offering £25 cashback (one per household) to all residents within the county of Nottinghamshire (excludes City of Nottingham) when you spend £50 or more on real nappies. Download and print the real nappy cashback claim form [PDF 958KB]. Please note, this promotion will close at the end of the year so the last month to claim cashback is December 2013.

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Oldham

Oldham County Council - Real Nappies Scheme

They are currently offering one month free trial with a nappy laundry service or a free 2-week trial using a home laundry kit. If you decide to buy your own real nappies after the nappy trial, you can apply for a £30 voucher to help with the cost of buying them. Further details will be sent to you when you apply for the nappy trial. Please download the from for requesting the nappy trial here. For more information Tel: 0161 770 6644 or email: recycle@oldham.gov.uk *offers subject to availability

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Rutland

Rutland County Council: Real Nappy Scheme

They have a Real Nappy Trial Kit available for parents to borrow so they can see first hand the different types and styles of nappies available. If you would like to borrow the kit or for more information on Real Nappies, contact Rutland County Council on 01572 722577 or email enquiries@rutland.gov.uk.

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Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council - Real Nappy Campaign

To promote the use of washable nappies, Staffordshire County Council is offering a £30 discount. To claim your one-off discount your child must be between 0-24 months and a resident of Staffordshire. Simply download and print off this washable nappies discount form.

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Wokingham

Wokingham Borough Council Reusable nappy cash back scheme

By using real nappies you could save money as well as helping the environment. See the go real nappy website for more information. You can also benefit from our cash back scheme by filling in: Real nappy cash back scheme form ( document).

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Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Council Incentive scheme

The council offers a £30 one off cash back scheme per child on the purchase of real nappies. This is how it works: 1. purchase your real nappies (a minimum purchase of £30 exactly is required per child); 2. keep an original receipt of your purchased real nappies; 3.send a letter including your personal details and the original receipt to The Policy Team,
 Hickman Avenue Depot
, Hickman Avenue, 
Chillington Fields
 Wolverhampton 
WV1 2BY; 4. wait to receive your £30 cash back.

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Wrexham

Wrexham Council's Real Nappy Loan Scheme

You can now borrow a real nappy kit to try cotton nappies in the comfort of your own home before deciding which style to buy. Wrexham Council have 10 Real Nappy kits in which you can trial for 4 weeks. For more information please contact the Waste Strategy Team on 01978 298989 for more details.

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