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Montreal Families

Verdun subsidizes partial cost of cloth diapers

If you’re a new parent and a resident of Verdun, making the switch to cloth diapers can earn you a rebate thanks to a program adopted by the borough. The program allows parents with babies under 6 months old to be eligible for a $100 subsidy if they buy a washable diaper kit. In general, such kits cost between $200 to $700 depending on the model, number of diapers purchased, etc. To receive the subsidy, parents must fill out a form and present it to the borough with a receipt of purchase.

Diaper subsidies have been offered in some off-island boroughs such as Vaudreuil-Dorion, but Verdun is the first on-island borough to adopt the program. Estimated costs are $24,000 but the hope is that money will be saved in the long run by having fewer disposable diapers being dumped in landfills. Residents of other boroughs who would like to see a cloth diaper rebate offered in their area can consult the website www.subventioncoucheslavables.com for information, including a list of towns currently offering the subsidy.

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