Reusables rebate opens to Townsville residents

Date published: 22 April 2024

Residents across Townsville will be able to secure up to $200 back on their reusable nappies and $100 back for reusable menstrual and incontinence products as part of Council’s reusables rebate program.

Following its success in 2023, the incentive is back for another year for residents who opt for sustainable reusable items instead of disposable nappies, menstrual products and incontinence products in an effort to reduce waste.

The program will support a 50 per cent contribution from Council for up to $100 for reusable sanitary and incontinence items and up to $200 for reusable nappies.

Mayor Troy Thompson said the rebates were one step Council was taking towards diverting 60 per cent of material from landfill by 2026.

“Townsville’s landfills are filled with more than 2,700 tonnes of disposable nappies and sanitary products each year, which is the equivalent of about 25 blue whales,” Cr Thompson said.

“A cloth nappy can replace 208 individual disposable nappies, which would significantly reduce the number of products heading into landfill.

“Rebates are available on a first come, first serve basis.

“Menstrual cups, reusable sanitary pads and period and incontinence underwear are all eligible options for locals to purchase and seek the rebate.

“To apply for the rebate, you’ll need to provide a receipt and proof of residence.”

Vist our Reusables Rebate web page for more information,