Yarra Ranges Council is one of seven Metropolitan Melbourne councils joining together to research and understand how to implement a best practice reusable sanitary and incontinence aid program that reduces waste to landfill, supports people who menstruate and/or experience incontinence and increases the use of reusable products.

We hope to:

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

This study will recommend a program/s that addresses any current barriers to using reusable products, and increases the use of reusable sanitary and incontinence aids amongst people who menstruate and/or experience incontinence, who without Council support would continue to use disposable aid products. The study is looking for a best practice model that can be implemented by any Council in Victoria.

This project is funded by Sustainability Victoria's Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, on behalf of the Victorian Government.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Feasibility study open

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Report on survey findings

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Lisa Loulier – Strategic Education Officer
Phone 1300 368 333
Email l.loulier@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
Website www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au
In writing

PO Box 105, Lilydale Vic 3140