Disposable nappy scheme is on its way

May 31 2017

A DISPOSABLE nappy collection scheme should be under way across South Gloucestershire later this year.

A DISPOSABLE nappy collection scheme should be under way across South Gloucestershire later this year.

The council trialled a free service in January, then extended it to more families..

The scheme offers separate nappy bags for disposing of baby nappies, wipes, nappy sacks and cotton wool. Families were each given a supply of 60 nappy collection bags, which were collected every two weeks with the black bin.

However one issue raised by some people who trialled the service was the use of plastic bags, which can be easily ripped out by scavengers.

Local resident and user of the scheme Marcie Thomson said: “The nappy bins prevent my waste bin from filling up and it frees up much needed space. Even though I recycle everything, I find the black bin isn’t big enough for a family of six when you have a baby in nappies.”

In addition to this free service, South Gloucestershire Council also introduced Happy Nappies – a reusable nappy scheme aiming to encourage parents to change to environmentally-friendly nappies. 

The spokesman said: “The scheme, which is available to all households, has been promoted through social media and roadshows, and a wider campaign is planned at the same time as the full rollout for the nappy bag collection service. The service is part of a West of England partnership scheme called Nappy Change for Good to promote real nappy use across the region.”

South Gloucestershire residents can buy a reusable nappy kit from the council website for a discounted price of £128. The kits are provided by Bambino Mio and delivered for free to council residents. Each kit contains: 15 Miosolo all-in-one nappies, 50 Mioliners (biodegradable nappy liners),1 Miofresh (nappy cleanser), 1 nappy bucket and 2 laundry bags.