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!

*Must pay the Clean Community Fee on monthly utility bill

Choose your classroom.

  • Community Classes: Austin Resource Recovery offers free composting classes to the public throughout the year. View the current composting class schedule and register today.
  • Online tutorial: Watch our step-by-step 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 form.)
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.


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