Baby wearing a cloth diaper

To encourage families to minimize waste and use washable diapers, the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet offers 5 grants of $200 each year.

Did you know?

  • One child will use 6000 disposable diapers from birth to potty training which equals to one ton of garbage. Using cloth diapers will reduce the quantity of waste sent to the landfill.
  • Disposable diapers take up to 500 years to fully decompose.
  • 2,400,000 tress are cut down every year in Canada to make disposable diapers.
  • Each year, 1.7 billion diapers go directly to landfills around the world which requires 17,000 garbage trucks to transport them to the landfills.
  • Disposable diapers use 2.3 times more water in the production process than washable diapers.
  • You will save approximately $1,500.00 per child.
  • One washable diaper replaces 230 disposable diapers. 

How to Apply for a Washable Diaper Grant


  1. Must have a child of less than 6 months old or be pregnant as of January 1st.
  2. Be a resident of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet.
  3. Use cloth diapers from birth to potty training.
  4. Sign up before December 31 of the current year.
  5. Submit documentation in the first six months after the birth.
  6. Purchase a minimum of 20 cloth diapers within the calendar year.

Mandatory Documents 

  1. Complete and submit the application form and agreement contract.
  2. Proof of residence (Tax account, hydro bill, lease, etc.)
  3. Original invoice for the purchase of a minimum of twenty (20) cloth diapers.
  4. Child's birth certificate. If you are pregnant, you may submit this at a later date. 

Submitting Your Application

Fill and email the completed form, as well as all mandatory documents, to Ms. Annie Rochefort at, or drop them off at the Town Hall.