get a rebate for a bin to turn your food scraps into compost?


1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can get a rebate when they attend a required workshop and buy composting equipment for their home. Food waste, like fruit and vegetable scraps, can be broken down into compost. Compost is rich in nutrients and can be added to soil as a fertilizer to help with gardening and farming. We—DC Government—offer a one-time rebate of up to $75 and not more than the cost of the system minus $25. For example, if you buy a $90 composting system, you can get a $65 rebate.


This program is called Home Composting and is offered by the DC Department of Public Works. If you can’t or don’t want to compost at your home, you can bring your food waste to a location near you on weekends, and we’ll compost it for you.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You may be eligible if you live in DC. Both homeowners and renters can apply.

This resource is provided by:

Keywords: composting workshop, rebate, reduce food waste, compost at home, homeowners, renters, sustainability, refund, conservation, discount


This page was last updated May 2021.