Do you have any leftover, unused disposable nappies in your nappy bag, at the back of a cupboard, in the car? Maybe your little one grew out of size before you finished the box or you bought a brand that didn’t suit your child. If this is the case, even if it’s just one or two odd nappies lying around, now there is a solution for what to do with your leftover nappies.
What is The Nappy Collective?
The Nappy Collective is an awesome initiative for collecting and redistributing leftover nappies. It runs three times a year, with collection points throughout Brisbane and nationwide. Members of the public donate their spare nappies by dropping them off at the collection points, and at the end of each collective, the nappies are sorted, packed and distributed to people in need.
What to do with your leftover nappies
1 in 10 families doesn’t have enough nappies.
Nappies are a basic healthcare necessity for babies and toddlers, but sadly, having sufficient nappies is a luxury for some disadvantaged families.
Now, through The Nappy Collective, donated nappies are distributed to organisations such as women’s crisis shelters and refuges, mothers facing homelessness, parenting support organisations and community organisations, to help support these families in crisis or in need.
So your donated nappies can help to ease the burden on these families and allow them to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.
What Nappies can you donate?
All unused, disposable nappies are suitable for collection. Even if they are no longer in a box or packaging, that is fine, as long as they are clean. (However, labelling the size, if known, would be helpful.) Unfortunately, cloth nappies are unsuitable for collection due to the cost and time restraints faced by the families The Nappy Collective assists.
When Are The Collections?
There are currently three collections per year — in February, July and October. For the dates of the next collection, please visit thenappycollective.com. Although there are other locations where you can donate your nappies all year round.
Where Are The Collection Points?
There are many collection points throughout Australia, where you can drop off your leftover nappies during the collection period. The current collection points in Brisbane are:
Perfect Start Mary Street Accepting donations all Year-Round 133 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000, Australia
Nest Nappies Accepting donations all Year-Round 5/15 Latrobe Terrace, PADDINGTON, Qld 4064, Australia
Herston First Steps Childcare Accepting donations all Year-Round 120 Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
The Woods Early Education Centre Accepting donations all Year-Round 84 Royal Parade, Ashgrove, QLD 4060, Australia
Greenslopes Early Learning Centre Accepting donations all Year-Round 100 Denman Street, Greenslopes, QLD 4120, Australia
Goodstart Early Learning – Clayfield Accepting donations all Year-Round 23 Norman Parade, Clayfield, Qld 4011, Australia
Goodstart Early Learning – Carina Accepting donations all Year-Round 761 Old Cleveland Road, Carina, QLD 4152, Australia
Avenues Early Learning Centre – Carina Accepting donations all Year-Round 93 Zahel Street, Carina, QLD 4152, Australia
Goodstart Early Learning – Belmont Accepting donations all Year-Round 185 Belmont Road Cnr Burstall Ave, Belmont, Qld 4153, Australia
Tranquility Beauty Salon Accepting donations all Year-Round Shop 128 Mt Ommaney Centre, 171 Dandenong Road, MT OMMANEY, QLD 4074, Australia
Goodstart Early Learning – Bray Park Accepting donations all Year-Round 4 Elmwood Drive, Bray Park, QLD 4500, Australia
Cute to Boot Accepting donations all Year-Round 182 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305, Australia
Everyday Mums Accepting donations all Year-Round 18 Kingsmill Road, Coalfalls, QLD 4305, Australia
Quantum Healing Chiropractic Accepting donations all Year-Round Shop 5D/5 Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, QLD 4210, Australia
Goodstart Hope Island Accepting donations all Year-Round 182 Monterey Keys Drive, Helensvale, QLD 4212, Australia
Butterfly Maternity Accepting donations all Year-Round Unit 5, 32 Harrington Street, Arundel, QLD 4214, Australia
Currimundi Childcare and Education Centre Accepting donations all Year-Round 29 Buderim Street, Currimundi, QLD 4551, Australia
Sparrow Early Learning – Sippy Downs Accepting donations all Year-Round 7 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556, Australia
Sparrow Early Learning – Buderim Accepting donations all Year-Round 58-60 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim, QLD 4556, Australia
Cameron Real Estate Accepting donations all Year-Round 3/160 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba, QLD 4564, Australia
Goodstart Nambour – City View Terrace Accepting donations all Year-Round 1A City View Terrace, Nambour, QLD 4560, Australia
Highfields Child Care Centre Accepting donations all Year-Round 52 Diosma Drive, Highfields, QLD 4352, Australia
Goodstart Early Learning – Toowoomba Accepting donations all Year-Round
More collection points are being added with each collective, however, so check out The Nappy Collective website for an updated list.
How Can I Help?
The Nappy Collective is a community-based organisation run entirely by volunteers, so they welcome any interest from individuals and businesses to get involved. If you can give more than just spare nappies, click here to see how you can help.
Even just donating a handful of leftover nappies can collectively make a huge difference!