Start composting at home!
The City of Merriam looking to inspire residents to enjoy the benefits of composting. Composting enriches soil, helps to retain moisture and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. When food scraps go to the landfill, they release methane as they slowly decompose. About 25% of garbage that goes to the landfill is food waste.
Households that attend a city approved workshop and installs a compost bin can receive a rebate of up to $150 for the purchase materials to construct and install a compost bin.
The city has partnered with a local Master Gardener to conduct workshop on how leaves, grass and shrubbery trimmings can be turned into a valuable resource for your garden. Workshop dates and times can be found here.
Applications will be accepted from January 2, 2024 to September 30, 2024