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We have two schemes to help families with children in nappies to reduce and manage their waste.

Free disposable nappy collections

To help families with young children in disposable nappies to manage their black bin waste we offer a free nappy collection service. This service is available to families with children aged five or under in disposable nappies.

The nappy waste is collected by the same vehicle that empties the black bins and is mixed with waste for disposal. The bags are provided to give households with children in nappies extra space in their black bin for normal non-recyclable waste if needed.

We will deliver a roll of 60 purple nappy collection bags to you that can be used for nappy waste only. You can put the bags out next to (or inside, if there is space) the black bin by 7am on your normal black bin collection day.

The nappy bags can only be used for:

  • disposable nappies
  • wipes
  • nappy sacks
  • cotton wool

If the bags contain any other type of waste they will not be collected.

Please use the button below to order your free bags.

Order nappy bags

Happy Nappies

Switching to reusable nappies, even part time, helps to reduce waste, save money and help the environment.

Order your kit by completing the form on the link below by choosing ‘Other payments’, then ‘Waste management’ and ‘Happy Nappies reusable birth to potty nappy kit’. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before you order your kit.

Order a reusable nappy kit

Our new and improved Happy Nappies reusable birth to potty kit (provided by Bambino Mio) is now available. The kits contain everything you need to get started with reusable nappies and now include a wet nappy bag to make it easier to use your Happy Nappies while you’re out and about.

Each birth to potty kit costs £134 and contains:

  • 15 miosolo all-in-one nappies in a variety of colours
  • 50 mioliners (biodegradable nappy liners)
  • 300g miofresh (nappy cleanser)
  • 1 reusable wet nappy bag
  • 1 nappy bucket
  • 2 laundry bags

The nappy kits are delivered to South Gloucestershire residents free of charge. If you do not live in South Gloucestershire you will need to collect your kit from us at South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 5AF. A member of the waste management team will contact you to let you know when your kit will be available.

We are working with the other West of England authorities (Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol City) to promote reusable nappies through our Nappy Change for Good campaign.

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