The City of Austin's Home Composting Rebate Challenge is a rebate program challenging Austinites to do three things:
Downsize to a 24-gallon or 32-gallon trash cart
Take a free home composting class
Purchase a home composting system
Austin Resource Recovery curbside customers who do these three things are eligible for a rebate on a home composting system. The rebates are for 75 percent of the total cost of the composting system (taxes excluded), up to $75 in value.
Downsizing Your Cart
To change your trash cart size, call 512-494-9400. The City of Austin will deliver a new cart to your house at no extra cost.
You also may watch our online class to qualify for the rebate. Watch the video by clicking on the light blue “Play” button to the left of each language option. If using assistive technology, see transcript.
About 14,000 Austin households are participating in the Curbside Organics Collection Pilot, which collects organic materials at the curb and turns them into nutrient-rich compost. Learn more about the Curbside Organics Collection Pilot.