Issue details

Extension of reusable nappy pilot scheme to meet public demand

The scheme has received significant public interest and has been far more successful that initially anticipated based upon other local schemes. Applications to the scheme have far exceeded initial expectations of 75 grant awards during the pilot project.

Additional funding from within the Waste Strategy Budget will be made available to allow the council to process all applications currently received alongside new applications to build upon the public interest in the project.

This reusable nappy incentive pilot project is one of the immediate term priority waste reduction projects which supports delivery of Target 2 within the council’s Integrated Waste Management Strategy – Reduce residual household waste arising’s to less than 330kg /hhld/year by 2035 of Appendix A.

If all 350 grants are allocated during this scheme and there is a permanent shift away from disposable nappies there would be savings of £51,800 in waste disposal costs. Future additional savings in waste disposal costs will be generated as nappies purchased via the scheme are reused again across the county. Further reductions might also be achieved as they can be used for siblings or donated to the Nappy Library

This scheme also forms part of a long term strategy to reduce waste. By providing additional funding significant public interest in the scheme can be met, achieving a rapid shift towards the use of reusable nappies and creating platform for future increased in use across Herefordshire.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/04/2022

Decision due: 12 April 2022 by Director of Resources and Assurance

Contact: Rachael Joy, Interim Delivery Director Email: Tel: 01432 383535.