Residents in Franklin County can GO GREEN with the GreenSpot Community Backyards Rebate program. Get started with a $50 rebate on the purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, or native trees and plants to help keep your environment more green and healthy.
The 2022 program begins April 22.
GreenSpot Community Backyards Rebate program
Watch a short course online and take a quick quiz, or attend a live workshop to qualify for the Backyards Rebate program. After participation, you will receive a voucher with details on your eligible rebate items and how to redeem your rebate. If you’re adding to your landscaping anyway, you might as well get a rebate.
Due to the amount of participation, vouchers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and expire within 30 days. Vouchers are limited to ONE voucher per household per year.
Residents who live in the following primary tax districts are eligible for a rebate:
BEXLEY • COLUMBUS • CANAL WINCHESTER • DUBLIN • GAHANNA • GRANDVIEW • GROVE CITY
HILLIARD • NEW ALBANY • OBETZ • REYNOLDSBURG • UPPER ARLINGTON • WESTERVILLE • WORTHINGTON • UNINCORPORATED FRANKLIN COUNTY TOWNSHIPS
Funding for the program is limited, and the program might close early if rebate funding for your community runs out. Not within a participating community listed above but still in Franklin County? You are eligible for a rebate on a rain barrel or compost bin.
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-$50 reimbursement for native perennials only.
If you really want to green up your house, a rain barrel and compost bin are both easy to set up and maintain. We’ve had ours for several years and they require very little attention. The water collected and the soil created are excellent for your landscaping and gardening needs.
See the chart here to find out the details of your rebate based on your tax district.
The rebate program does restart each year, giving residents who participated and received a rebate in the prior year an opportunity to explore another conservation method in their backyard year after year. One rebate per address per year.
Why participate in the GreenSpot Community Backyards rebate program?
Rain barrels help reduce flooding, streambank erosion, and water quality problems in your neighborhood. You’ll conserve water and save money on your water bill by using your collected rainwater to water plants, flowers, and trees with natural rainwater that is free of additives (unlike tap water).
Compost bins create nutrient rich soil for your plants and garden from your food and yard scraps – for free! If you follow instructions for adding material, you’ll have a smell and bug-free compost bin that will yield rich soil in 6 months to 1 year.
Native trees and plants provide beauty, food for pollinators and birds, and the trees can provide shade and/or windblock, which may help keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Check out the website for more details and to register!