The City of Austin is still offering their rebate on new composters so long as you apply by September 3rd. Through the program, eligible participants can get a rebate of 75% of the total cost of the composting system (taxes excluded) up to $75 in value by following these three steps:
- Downsize to a 30-gallon green garbage cart
- Take a free basic backyard composting class
- Purchase a home composting system
If you already use a 30 gallon cart, you just need to take the class to get the rebate. You can check out this website for more details from he city of Austin. If you’re interested, there is a class on August 28th in order to complete the requirements by September 3rd. I got my rebate several weeks ago, and forgot to post about it, but the process of applying for the rebate was very easy and I think the city is doing a good job with it.
Also, my husband let me know that today the website WOOT has the Orb composter for sale for $99 today until they run out. Since you can get a rebate for 75% off from the City, the composter would only be
$25+$5 shipping. And if you use the woot coupon code TAXSUCKS you can get a $5 discount.