Austin's Home Composting Rebate

Greetings Austinites, Amber here from Morenovision. Just dropping by with a public service announcement. Do you have loftier hopes for your food scraps than your ever-full trash bin? Do you find yourself tracing putrid odors back to that same bin over and over? When looking at your utility bill, do you pay the “Clean Community Service Fee?” YES?!? You may* qualify for a $75 rebate on a home composting system!

*See terms and conditions

Simply complete a composting education class online (a 14 minute youtube video) or with your community at any of these upcoming classes. Afterwards, you fill out a short rebate application and slay an even shorter questionnaire with your new composting knowledge.

Decide on a sunny location outside then shop online to research the size and style for you. These local businesses have partnered with the city by accepting the Go Local $75 coupon that will be mailed out after your application is accepted​ (allow a minimum of 2 weeks for processing.)

If you're like me, you scour amazon for something priced around $75 and pull the trigger. I chose this model by Miracle Gro​,​ and despite having to bully customer service to receive some missing hardware, (never under estimate the power of Twitter!) I have come to appreciate its simplicity and tumble it whenever I need a Price Is Right moment. Now, if it's been raining, the only prize you stand to win will drain right onto your shoes.

How to choose the right composter for you? Depending on your lifestyle, you may want a single or double chamber model. A double barrel composter will allow you to leisurely fill up one side and let it cook while you work on the second chamber, and speaking as an avid produce consumer, I find the first side ​of my Miracle Gro ​fills up quick (and it can hold 18.5 gallons). Check out this list to see what you could be saving from your trash bin.