Green Spot

Eligible Rebate Items

Eligible rebate items: Rain Barrels, Compost Bins, Native Trees/Shrubs, or Native Perennials.
You're voucher will indicate eligible items for your community. If you do not have a voucher, participate here!

Rebates will only be approved if items hit certain criteria below.

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. Find out what a diverter system is through Earth Minded.

 2. Compost Bins: Only compost bins that are "enclosed bin", pre-fabricated units 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 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):
 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. Browse our Invasive Species/Do-Not-Plant List before your buy!

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.