Rebate Program Expanded To Encourage Sustainable Living

The City of Whittlesea is excited to announce the expansion of its Zero Waste Rebate program, aimed at supporting residents to embrace sustainable practices.

The program now includes rebates for sustainable shopping carts which are made from fabric and materials such as metal and aluminium, with minimal plastic parts.

Under the expanded program, residents can now receive a rebate of 50 per cent of the purchase price, up to $200 spent, for an eligible shopping cart. This is in addition to being able to claim a rebate for reusable nappies, reusable sanitary products, compost bins, and composting tools each year.

By encouraging residents to have a shopping cart to sustainably transport their goods home, it is hoped this initiative will also reduce trolley dumping across the community.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson emphasised the importance of supporting our community to choose reusable products.

“We are delighted to expand our Zero Waste Rebate program to include sustainable shopping carts as well as other categories of reusable items. It is part of our commitment to supporting our residents to make more sustainable choices. This program enables access to products that reduce your waste and helps you save money in the long run,” Lydia said.

“This initiative is part of Council’s ongoing work to foster sustainable living practices among the community.”

By assisting with the cost of reusable items, Council aims to move closer to its vision outlined in the Rethinking Waste Plan 2021-2030, of transforming the City of Whittlesea into a low-waste city.

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