We are developing a feasibility study for local government reusable sanitary and incontinence programs together with 6 other local councils.

In Australia, approximately 660 million disposable nappies/diapers, and sanitary and incontinence products go to landfill each year. These products account for between 5 and 15 percent of all household waste sent to landfill.

In this study, we hope to:

  • better understand how we can help reduce the volume of disposable sanitary and incontinence products sent to landfill
  • find ways to encourage cost-effective and environmentally friendly sanitary and incontinence product choices.

Share your experience

We invite you to share your experience with sanitary/incontinence products by taking part in this survey to help us understand:

  • The type of sanitary/incontinence products you currently use
  • Whether you know about other options for disposable sanitary/incontinence products
  • If you have used reusable sanitary/incontinence products. Or would like to know more about them.

To take part, please complete the online survey by 28 February 2023.

This project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Feedback from service providers

We also want to hear from organisations who provide the products and services to our community. Please share your thoughts via this separate online survey.


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Survey for feasibility study - November 2022 to February 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Report on engagement findings - May and June 2023

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Victoria Gerrard
Phone 9298 8542
Email Victoria.gerrard@knox.vic.gov.au