Green Spot

Retailer Guide

There are 2 different ways to receive a rebate on an eligible item:

  1. Receive an immediate discount form a local participating retailer            -OR-
  2. Submit REBATE (online or through mail)- Purchase an approved item from a licensed online or larger retailer and submit your rebate for reimbursement. You will be reimbursed within 30 to 45 days with a check mailed to your home address.

To help get your started, we've browsed and listed some of last years go-to retailers for eligible items below! You are not required to purchased an item from a local participating retailer, and you can purchaed an eligible item from ANY licensed retailer of your choosing. The list below is just a guide to where eligible items have been purchased in prior years.

Please note:
We cannot reimburse DIY project costs, hand-written receipts, items exchanged personally between two parties, or items purchased through craiglist. The item must be purchased from a licensed retailer and purchased within the current year of participation.

Local Participating Retailers (offering immediate discounts!)

City Folk Farm Shop: 4760 North High Street, Columbus OH 43214, (614) 946-5553, Store Hours: T, W, Th, F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
Offering reimbursements on compost Bins, native perennials, and rain barrels.

Kurtz Bros: 6055 Westerville Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Offering reimbursements on native trees.

Rain Brothers LLC: 1137 W. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43222, (614) 725-4363, Office Hours: M-F 8am-4pm, Warehouse Hours: By appt. only.
Offering reimbursements on rain barrels and diverter kits.

Scioto Gardens Landscape Nursery : 351 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015 (740) 363-8264
Offering reimbursements on native plants and trees.

To receive your immediate discount, you must print your voucher and submit your voucher at the time of purchase. Each retailer will give you (up to) an immediate discount and no further action will be required on your end. Without your printed voucher, you will not be granted your immediate discount except with Rain Brothers! See below for more info.

We are working on making this process as easy as possible for you; here are a few tips:

  • Rain Brothers has a special online coupon code which will give you an immediate discount when you purchase a rain barrel off their website. This coupon code will be included in your confirmation email with your voucher. They are also offering free shipping to residents in the Columbus metro area  or only $5 delivery fee if you live outside of the metro area! Once your order is complete, Rain Brothers will then contact you to schedule delivery and will request you either email or mail your voucher to them to finalize delivery details, info@rainbrothers.com.
  • Scioto Gardens is also offering eligible residents (up to) $100 rebates on the purchase of Native Trees. *Note: Not all residents will qualify for the $100 tree rebate. Check your eligibility here.
  • Kurtz Bros is only offering discounts on Native Trees! They have a wide selection of approved trees at their Westerville nursery. Do you qualify for the $100 tree rebate? Select the right tree from the approved Branch Out Columbus tree list.
     

Rain Barrel & Compost Unit Retailers (must submit for reimbursement)

Ace Hardware: Online and many local retailers

Amazon Store
: Online retailer

BlueBarrel Rainwater Catchment Systems LLC (Online retailer offering repurposed 55 gallon blue barrels and diverter kits)

Home Depot 
: Online and many local retailers

Lowe’s Home Improvement
: Online and many local retailers


Tractor Supply Company
: Online and many local retailers


Native Plants & Trees Nurseries (must submit for reimbursement)

Do you qualify for the $100 tree rebate? Select the right tree from the approved Branch Out Columbus tree list. 

Many local nurseries carry some species of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. Ask for them

Dill's Greenhouse: 5800 Rager Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125 (614) 836-3700

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District: 1404 Goodale Blvd. Suite 100, Columbus 43212 (614) 486-9613

Natives in Harmony: 4652 Township Rd. 179, Marengo, 43334 (open by appointment) (419) 688-9800

Oakland Nurseries: many local locations

Riverside Native Trees: 295 River Rd., Delaware 43015 (740) 815-3230

Strader's Garden Centers: many local locations


Soil Testing (must submit for reimbursement)

We are happy to offer soil testing reimbursements to eligible residents once they complete a soil test on their property from a licensed university or lab offering soil testing. 

Many local companies and labs offer soil testing. 

Franklin County OSU Extension Office: 530 W. Spring Street, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 866-6900

Calmar Labs: 130 South State Street, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 523-1005

Or find a Certified Professional Soil Scientist to help: https://www.soils.org/certifications/professional-search