Green Spot

Eligible Rebate Items

Your voucher will indicate eligible rebate items based on your community. Eligible items vary by community! Please refer to the second page of your voucher to determine what you are eligible for. 

City of Columbus Residents: We are not issuing any more Columbus Compost Bin vouchers for 2021 due to limited funding. However, funding is still available for $50 Rain Barrel, Native Trees/Shrubs, OR $25 Native Perennials. 

City of Dublin Residents:
No more Dublin vouchers will be issued in 2021 due to limited funding. Dublin participants will be placed onto a waitlist and contacted if funding becomes available.  

If you do not have a voucher, participate here!



Rebates will only be approved if items meet certain criteria below and if you are eligible for these items based on your community. 

1. Rain Barrels: 
Any rain barrel with a properly installed, LEVEL diverter system (purchased separately or as part of unit) will be considered for reimbursement.

 2. Compost Bins: Only compost bins that are an "enclosed bin", pre-fabricated unit meant for outdoor use or vermi-composters/worm bins will be reimbursed. This will typically include tumblers, on-ground units and vermi-composters. Reimbursements will NOT be applied to indoor composting units like countertop compost pails, DIY/homemade bins, or home-composting services such as The Compost Exchange. If your unit does not come enclosed with a bottom, you may purchase one separately, or can rodent proof it yourself (DIY rodent proof bottoms are not eligible for part of the reimbursement cost). All compost bins must be totally enclosed and therefore rodent-proof in order to receive reimbursement! 

Please note if you live in the City of Columbus, we are not issuing any more Columbus Compost Bin vouchers for 2021. You will still receive a voucher for Native Perennials, Trees/Shrubs, or Rain Barrels at this time. This only applies to participants who live in the City of Columbus. You can verify your tax information via the Franklin County Auditor.  
 
 Rodent-Proof construction:

  • Construct out of ½” inch hardware cloth or welded wire
  • Cover vents with ¼” to ½” wire mesh
  • Use secure, tight-fitting lid
  • Prevent rats from burrowing under the compost. Suggestions:¼” to ½” wire mesh over a wooden pallet; dig out the soil and lay 3 to 4 inches of coarse gravel and ¼” to ½” galvanized hardware cloth; solid foundation of concrete or patio stones

3. Native Plants: Native perennials (plants that go dormant at the end of the growing season, but grow back every year), shrubs, grasses, and trees are highly recommended and preferred. We will NOT reimburse any cultivar/variety of an invasive plant species (such as purple loosestrife or Japanese barberry), annuals, vegetables, herbs, aquatics or seeds. We will NOT reimburse any items or any cultivars of items listed on our Invasive Species/Do-Not-Plant List

New for 2021: Native Tree and Shrub purchases are eligible for $50 reimbursements. If submitting for Native Perennial purchases, reimbursements are up to $25. Trees/Shrubs and Perennials cannot be combined for both, only one reimbursement will be approved.