Nappies can be disposed of, free of charge, at all household waste recycling centres.

They cannot be recycled and need to be placed in the waste for energy recovery skip. You can save money and reduce waste by using washable nappies.

For more information on using real nappies, visit Go Real, a social enterprise helping families find the greener side of life. They deliver clear, independent and easy to understand information about reusable nappies, or find out about more about nappies from

Local charity shops, reuse organisations and reuse websites are great places to donate unwanted items.

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New parents can apply for funding to help them buy reusable nappies. Sign up for the reusable nappy scheme.