The Nappy Collective – Donate Your Leftover Nappies | 10th to 24th May

Do you use disposable nappies? Chances are you have a few lying around that your little one no longer fits into. Seems a waste to throw them out, right? This is where the fantastic Nappy Collective comes in!


The Nappy Collective

The Nappy Collective collects leftover, unused disposable nappies. They then redistribute them to organisations that support families in need. Over the last 5 years, almost 2.5 million nappies have been collected, providing significant relief for families in crisis who often have to choose between buying nappies and other necessities. The next collection takes place from 10th to 24th May. And you can drop off your donated nappies at one of the collection points in and around the City of Parramatta.

Nappies are a Basic Healthcare Need

A lack of sufficient nappies can lead to a range of problems for disadvantaged families. So when you donate your spare nappies, you help these families to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.

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Collections Run for Two Weeks in May and October each year.

At the end of the two week collection, the nappies are sorted, packed and swiftly distributed to organisations that support families in crisis or in need. Click here to see the list of organisations The Nappy Collective supports.

Nappy Collective

The Nappy Collective started as a group of mums who found a handful of nappies that their toddlers did not fit into anymore. After considering the options of what to do with only six nappies – pass them onto a friend? Keep them for the next child? Throw them out – what a waste! – they began to wonder if there were other parents out there that also had a handful or even half a box of nappies they were unable to use. What if they were able to collect all these left over nappies and distribute them to families in crisis or need? Collectively these handfuls of nappies could make a big difference.

In October 2013, they launched our first Nappy Collective via Facebook. Within two weeks, over 1500 nappies had been collected. Since then, the collectives have expanded around Australia, bringing the total tally of nappies collected to almost 2.5 million!

The Nappy Collective

Here is what one mum had to say after receiving nappies from the Nappy Collective.

“I was almost in tears when my caseworker provided me with nappies for my daughter. It was a huge sense of relief and was one thing less for me to worry about. Nappies are expensive and I am so grateful to receive them. It’s the little things like this that make a huge difference”.

Collection Points in and around the City of Parramatta

Here are the collection points, in alphabetical order by suburb from the Nappy Collective’s website.


Dr Ken Lipworth
G6, 33 Lexington Drive | P: (02) 8883 4560
Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm,
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm


Salts of The Earth
11/286 New Line Road | P: (02) 9651 4396
Opening Hours: Please refer to website for opening hours


Banna Property Group
Suite 102, 160 Rowe Street | P: 02 9804 6066
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


Myhealth Medical Centre
shop 6.1b 11 Bay Drive | P: (02) 9807 0200
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,
Sat 8.30am-3.30pm, Sun 9am-1pm


Sadly there are no drop off locations in Parramatta this collection. Please approach local businesses to see if they would be willing to have a collection box out for the next collection in October 2019.


Evolve Gymnastics
10/4 Money Close | P: 02 8847 0712
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-8pm,
Thurs 1pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm


NRG Automotive
30 Antoine Street | P: 02 9638 1037
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

14 Yeramba Place | M: 0412 966 545
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St Marys Village Shopping Centre
10 Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys | P: (02) 9623 7700
Opening Hours: Please refer to website for opening hours

ParraParents supports the Nappy Collective by providing advertising on our website free of charge during the May and October collectives.