Green Spot

Partnering Communities

Columbus Franklin County Bexley Canal Winchester Gahanna Hilliard New Albany Obetz Reynoldsburg Upper Arlington Westerville Worthington

Columbus GreenSpot

Community Backyards
Conservation Program

Ready to go green? The table below will give you an idea of what you qualify for. Remember, rebates are limited to one reimbursement per address per year. Continue below to participate in the online course and quiz or sign up to attend an in-person workshop.

Not sure which district you fall under? We verify your address online through The Franklin County Auditor and use your tax district to find out what you would qualify for. For any other questions, please call (614) 486-9613, ext. 111.

Eligible Tax Districts
 Rebate Amount
Eligible Items for Reimbursement
1 rebate/household/year

City of Columbus
New Albany
1 rebate up to $50
1 rebate up to $100
Rain Barrel, Compost Bin, Native Plants
Native Trees (click for approved tree list)
Participating Communities:
  • Bexley
  • Canal Winchester
  • Gahanna
  • Grove City
  • Hilliard
  • Obetz
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Upper Arlington
  • Westerville
  • Worthington 
  • Unincorporated Townships
1 rebate up to $50
  • Rain Barrel
  • Compost Bin
  • Native Plants or Trees

all other residents in
Franklin County
1 rebate up to $50  Rain Barrel

*Eligibility is based on your primary  tax districtIf you live in a city, municipality or village that has combined boundaries, your primary tax district takes precedence and if not listed above as a participating community, you would only be eligible for a rebate on the purchase of a rain barrel.

Let's Get Started:
Participate Online, or Visit Us In Person!

Take the Online Course and Quiz
(Opens April 1, 2017)

  1. Fill out the contact page with your most up to date information including home address, phone number and an email address that you check regulary.
  2. Watch an online presentation with a focus on residential use of rain barrels, rain gardens, composting, native plants and lawn care.
  3. Take a short quiz on what you've learned at the end.
  4. Pass the quiz and your information is sent to Franklin Soil and Water.
  5. We verify your eligibility and send you a voucher with eligible rebate items.
  6. Follow the instructions on your voucher for how to redeem your rebate & receive your reimbursement.




Register for a Local Workshop

  1. The Community Backyards In-Person Workshops are free for any to attend, and offer information, interaction, and answers to your questions. 
  2. Register online or print and mail the registration form (below).
  3. We will verify your information and contact you to confirm registration.
  4. Attend the workshop of your choice (dates & location TBA). At the conclusion of the workshop you will receive a voucher with eligible rebate items (if you pre-registered).
  5. Follow the instructions on your voucher for how to redeem your rebate & receive your reimbursement.

Register Online or Download Registration Form

2017 workshops are scheduled and more will be added soon! Make sure to register today.