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Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide rebates on home-built composters. At this time, we do not have an efficient way of determining how those materials are being used. We hope to be able to include them in future rebate programs.

Yes, as long as it was purchased after April 22, 2010 and you have a copy of the receipt.

Austin Resource Recovery customers who pay the Clean Community Fee on their monthly utility bills are eligible.

To sign up for a community composting class, review the schedule of upcoming classes on the Home Composting Rebate Eventbrite webpage and register for one that fits your schedule. You may also take an online class.

For the Go Anywhere plan, a check will be mailed to the address specified on your rebate application. Please allow 8 weeks for processing.

For the Go Local Plan, your voucher will be mailed to you within two weeks of receiving the application.

Purchase any type of home composting system that will satisfy the needs of your household. Please consider buying locally and/or recycled content.

The City offers basic home composting classes around town free of charge. See the class schedule to sign up. An online class is also available.

You can mail your application and necessary information to:
ATTN: Composting Rebate Program
City of Austin-Austin Resource Recovery
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767

You can also email your application and receipt.