Environmental initiatives

Green Living Subsidy

Cloth Nap­py Rebate

Did you know that a baby will use upwards of 4,000 dis­pos­able nap­pies before they are toi­let trained? These all end up in land­fill, which emits harm­ful green­house gas­es into the atmos­phere. This is a lot of land­fill, with con­ven­tion­al dis­pos­able nap­pies esti­mat­ed to take up to 150 years to break down.

Through this rebate Alice Springs res­i­dents will be able to claim some of the cost of buy­ing cloth nap­pies. This rebate encour­ages our res­i­dents to think and act sus­tain­ably and to reduce house­hold waste. 

House­holds can apply for rebates of 50% (up to a max­i­mum val­ue of $100) on pur­chas­es of cloth nappies. 

For exam­ple, spend $50, get $25 back, spend $100, get $50 back, spend $200 and over you get $100.

Cloth nap­pies include cloth nap­pies, reusable swim nap­pies, reusable train­ing nap­pies, reusable inner lin­er for nap­pies, reusable wet bags, and reusable wipes for cloth nap­py use. 

Work­shops

Coun­cil will be offer­ing a num­ber of free cloth nap­py work­shops to ensure you have the infor­ma­tion and sup­port need­ed to suc­cess­ful­ly tran­si­tion to using cloth nappies. 

These work­shops will cov­er types and mate­ri­als of mod­ern cloth nap­pies and include fit­ting demon­stra­tions, cost sav­ings, nap­py care, and envi­ron­men­tal benefits.

First free work­shop will be on Sun­day 31st July, at Birth & Beyond Par­ent Resource Cen­tre. 89 Todd Street, #10, Alice Springs. 

Book­ings via Eventbrite:

https://​www​.eventbrite​.com​.au/…

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty

To claim your rebates, you must provide:

  • A copy of the receipt of pur­chase. The proof of pur­chase must be no old­er than 3 months and be for pur­chas­es made on or after 1 July 2022.
  • Proof that you live in Alice Springs. The proof of res­i­den­cy can be in the form of a rates notice, util­i­ty bill or dri­vers’ licence.

To claim your rebate sim­ply com­plete the Green Liv­ing Sub­sidy Form (down­load it here) and send it in with proof of item/​s pur­chased (receipt) and res­i­den­cy (rates notice or driver’s license) to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Rebate includes cloth nap­pies, reusable swim nap­pies, reusable train­ing nap­pies, reusable inner lin­er for nap­pies, reusable wet bags, and reusable wipes for cloth nap­py use.
  2. The cloth nap­py rebate also includes pre-owned nap­pies if ade­quate proof of pur­chase is provided.
  3. The rebate does not include trans­port costs, nap­py hire, wipes con­tain­ers, dec­o­ra­tive (i.e. not leak-proof) nap­py cov­ers, postage/​delivery or sin­gle-use items.
  4. Coun­cil will accept only one appli­ca­tion per house­hold. Rebate appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted with­in three (3) months of pur­chas­ing the eli­gi­ble product(s).
  5. The appli­cant must pro­vide a proof of res­i­dence of Alice Springs e.g. rates notice or util­i­ty bill. The proof of pur­chase must be no old­er than 3 months and be for pur­chas­es made on or after 1 July 2022.
  6. The appli­cant must pro­vide a copy of the receipt or proof of pur­chase with date and clear iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of name and cost of each item purchased.
  7. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be reim­bursed for 50% of the pur­chase price of eli­gi­ble prod­ucts, which equates to a total max­i­mum house­hold rebate of $100.00 per applicant.
  8. The Alice Springs Town Coun­cil holds the right to reject any application
  9. The rebate pro­gram may be paused at any time if bud­get allo­ca­tions have been exhausted.
  10. If the appli­ca­tion is suc­cess­ful, pay­ment will be made via EFT (Elec­tron­ic Funds Trans­fer) to the bank account nom­i­nat­ed by the appli­cant with­in 30 days of the date the appli­ca­tion was made.
  11. Coun­cil reserves the right to change these terms and con­di­tions or to can­cel, ter­mi­nate, mod­i­fy, or sus­pend this rebate at any time.
  12. Pri­va­cy State­ment: your per­son­al infor­ma­tion is being col­lect­ed by Coun­cil for the pur­pose of the Green Liv­ing Sub­sidy and will be han­dled in accor­dance with the Infor­ma­tion Act 2002.