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Home Composting $40 Rebate Program

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For City of Santa Cruz residents only!Compost Bin

How the Program Works
The City of Santa Cruz will give you a $40 rebate when you purchase a City approved compost bin or worm bin.

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           The Garden Company Logo  

 San Lorenzo Garden Center
 235 River St.   
 Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Garden Company
2218 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Fill out the Home Composting $40 Rebate Program form [PDF]. The forms are also available at the participating retail stores. Forms must be filled out completely, including your 11 digit Santa Cruz Municipal Utility bill number. Incomplete forms may not qualify for a rebate.

LeafSend the completed form and your proof of purchase (receipt) to:

City of Santa Cruz - Public Works 
Home Compost Program
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 

*You should receive your rebate within 5 to 6 weeks.

Do I Qualify?
This program is for City of Santa Cruz residents only. To qualify for the Home Compost $40 Rebate Program you must be both a City resident and a City refuse (garbage) customer. The $40 rebate is provided one time only per household and the bin is yours to keep!  You will use your 11 digit Santa Cruz Municipal Utility bill number as proof of residency and refuse service.

Greenwaste Recovery customers including Live Oak residents are not eligible for this program and should call 800-665-2209 for information about any County of Santa Cruz compost  programs.
Why Should I Compost?
Composting keeps valuable organic material out of our landfill.  Turn yard clippings, autumn leaves and kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps into an organic material that your garden will love. 
Use Your Yard Waste Cart Too! 
Your Yard Waste cart should be used for yard waste as well as unpainted and untreated lumber. Food and kitchen scraps are not permitted in the Yard Waste cart, so that's where your compost bin comes in. Compost that old salad, fruit and vegetable peelings or just about anything that is vegetable-based. Compost bins like fruit, leaves, plants, grass clippings, coffee grounds, egg shells and tea bags.


Are you Ready to Try Home Composting? 
Select the compost or worm bin that fits your needs.  Purchase it from one of our participating merchants. Fill out your rebate form and send it in along with your receipt.  

The $40 rebate is good for a one-time purchase only.

For more information call the City of Santa Cruz Waste Reduction: 420-5593.


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