Real Nappies

Real nappies can save you money and the environment

Did you know that disposable nappies can take 500 years to degrade in landfill?
 
They also cost more than real nappies, even taking into account washing. And the cost benefits double, if you have more than one child.
 
Please visit Cambridgeshire Reusable Nappies where you can find more information about real nappies, their benefits and costs, as well as trial kits.
 
There are also many companies online that sell real nappies and offer starter packs.

Pre-loved nappies

Buying pre-loved nappies reduces your impact even further as you are not requiring new resources to produce new nappies. They are usually also much cheaper than new ones. Here are a few reselling Facebook sites:

Discounts available

We have teamed up with the following suppliers to offer 10-15% discounts on some products.
To apply for this discount, please contact us at waste@eastcambs.gov.uk.
 
Here are our Terms and Conditions:
 
This scheme provides access to discounts of 10-15% on the purchase of reusable nappies and other related items from selected suppliers. The scheme is open to East Cambridgshire residents only. 
 
Eligibility for the discounts is confined to those:
  • living at a permanent address within the boundaries of East Cambridgeshire District Council
  • caring for a child of nappy-wearing age or expecting a child
Discretion will be used if an applicant has another reason for applying, such as an older child who has a medical or other requirement for nappies.
 
To obtain the discounts in the form of a code applicants will need to email waste@eastcambs.gov.uk with:
  • an email address to receive the discount code
  • confirmation how they heard about the scheme
  • the supplier of choice from the list above

Other conditions:

  • the discount code is for the personal use of applicant
  • the discount code must be used by the applicant only
  • only one code per applicant will be provided

Please note:

  • Officers may need to contact applicants to check details as part of the application.
  • Access to the discount codes will be possible only on confirmation of an address within East Cambridgeshire District Council.
  • Applicants will receive an email within 10 working days confirming their eligibilty.
  • Your email address will not be shared with anyone for any other purpose. 
Further terms and conditions may be required by the supplier and can be found through the individual websites and the purchasing process. For example, the discount code is single use and cannot be used in line with other discounts and promotions.
 
Information containing your name, address and other contact details will be kept on file by East Cambridgeshire District Council for seven years as a financial record.
 
Suppliers partnering with us in this scheme will have access to your name and address for the purposes of confirming eligibility to authorise the discount code at checkout. Our partners will not use your details for any other purposes, unless you give them express permission via their website when purchasing items from them.
 
Our terms and conditions are subject to change as necessary in order to ensure the continuation of the scheme. Details will be updated on the website as and when any changes occur.