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Real Nappies

07 November 2019
Real nappies

Many people still believe that the only alternative to disposable nappies are the old fashioned terry nappies – nothing could be further from the truth.

Modern real nappies:

  • are easy to use
  • come in a variety of shapes and forms
  • are made of natural fabrics
  • have disposable liners to catch any solid waste
  • fasten with velcro, poppers or use simple folds
  • can be washed on a 40-60 degrees cycle
  • can save parents up to £500 on the first baby alone. This takes into account the costs used for electricity, washing powder and drying
  • …and of course, they are better for the environment

Real nappies free trial

In partnership with Wakefield Council, Renewi are offering residents the chance to trial a nappy pack for free!

You can apply for one pack per child under 12 months.


When your nappy pack becomes available, you will receive an email with your collection date information for one of the following:

Newton Bar depot 10:00-14:00

Carrwood Road Depot 10:00-14:00

Renewi South Kirkby  10:00-14:00

*Please note proof of address and the child’s birth certificate must be brought upon collection in order to verify your nappy pack collection.

Further information & guidance

Click here for information, Facebook guidance and tutorials. Alternatively, our nappy leaflet is available to download.

It is with regret that the Council have had to suspend the real nappy initiative with immediate effect until further notice.

Government guidance is that everyone should stop non-essential contact with others, and therefore we are unable to distribute the nappy packs.

We thank you for your cooperation.

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