Green Spot

Conservation Rebate Program

Welcome! Together with our partners, Franklin Soil and Water promotes stormwater education within Franklin County.  Keeping rain where it falls and using it as a resource keeps our watersheds healthy and safe. We continue to promote the use of rain barrels and rain gardens, while introducing residents to backyard conservation practices including composting, using native plants and trees in the landscape, and responsible lawn care.

What's the Deal?

Community Backyards offers eligible Franklin County residents in participating communities one rebate for the purchase of an approved backyard conservation item. All items must be purchased from a licensed retailer within the current year of participation. If you do not live in a participating community but live within Franklin County, you are still eligible for a rain barrel or compost bin rebate. 

Rebates Available

Eligible residents can receive up to a $50 reimbursement on the purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, or native trees and shrubs -OR-
up to a $25 reimbursement for native perennials only. Rebate submitted must be for one type of item only and cannot be combined.

Please note, participation is open seasonally and CLOSED on October 1, 2021. Participation will reopen in the spring. Check back in April 2022 for next year's program information and workshop dates. 

Funding is limited and subject to availability. Funding varies by community. Where you live determines what rebate items you are eligible for. Your tax district could be different than your mailing address or school district. Your voucher will list what tax district you are in and what you are eligible for. 

How Do I Qualify?

Learn More or Participate in Community Backyards

Please Note- Not all participants will qualify. Rebates are based on your tax district which may be different than your postal address. Rebates are limited to one reimbursement per eligible household per year and will only be provided for approved items purchased within the current year of participation from a licensed retailer and as long as funds are available for each community. Questions? Call our office at (614) 486-9613 or email Mikaela Mohr, Program Coordinator, at

Greenspot Rain Barrel Project Conservation