To encourage families to use washable diapers, the Township of Russell has ten grants of $200 each year to help parents.

Apply for a Washable Diaper Grant

Washable Diapers Program Application Form

Documents You Need to Apply

  • Proof of residence (driver's license, lease, hydro bill, etc.);
  • Original invoice for the purchase of a minimum of twenty (20) washable diapers;
  • Proof of birth of the child (birth certificate). If you are pregnant, you can submit this document later.

Eligibility

  • Must have a child of less than 6 months old or be pregnant as of January 1st;
  • Be a resident of Russell Township;
  • Use washable diapers from birth to potty training;
  • Sign up before December 31 of the current year;
  • Submit documentation in the first six months after the birth;
  • Purchase a minimum of 20 new washable diapers within the calendar year.

Submitting Your Application

Applications can be submitted:

  • By email to our Public Works Department with the required documents attached; or
  • Dropped off at Town Hall at the front desk or using our secure outdoor Dropbox.

The Township will review your application and contact you if you qualify.

Why use reusable diapers?

Washable diapers are an eco-friendly and economical choice for several reasons:

  • One child will use 6000 disposable diapers from birth to potty training, which equals one ton of garbage;
  • Disposable diapers take years to decompose;
  • Thousands of trees per year are cut down in Canada to make disposable diapers;
  • You can see savings of near $ 1,500 per child.