Most Austinites* can earn a $75 rebate on a home composting system through the City of Austin Home Composting Rebate Program. To qualify, attend a free composting class in the community or watch a class online. Then apply!

*City of Austin customers who pay the Clean Community on their utility bills are eligible. See the full Terms and Conditions.

Take the online tutorial

Watch our 15-minute online class to qualify for the rebate. If you take the online class, you must complete a questionnaire and include it with your rebate application packet.   

Choose how to save

The City of Austin offers two $75 savings plans for the purchase of a home composting system. After you attend a class, choose the option that works best for you.


Go Local Plan

$75 coupon before purchase

Go Anywhere Plan

$75 rebate after purchase

Step 1 Submit an online rebate application or download and print a PDF application form. Purchase a home composting system from any retailer of your choosing.
Step 2 Receive a $75 coupon for a home composting system by mail.*

Submit an online rebate application with copies of your receipt or download and print a PDF application.

Step 3 Purchase a home composting system at an approved local Retail Partner and redeem your coupon (see below for list of Retail Partners). Receive a $75 rebate check from the City of Austin by mail.*
  Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for processing. *Rebate checks will be issued and mailed to the account holder name and address unless noted otherwise. Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for processing.

See the full Terms and Conditions.

"Go Local Plan" Retail Partners:

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    Did you know you can save money on your utility bill?

    • By recycling and composting, you may be able to downsize your trash cart – the smaller the cart, the less it costs! 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.