Compost Bin Rebate

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.  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.  To help offset resident’s cost, the city will provide a $35 rebate for attending the workshop.  Workshop dates and times can be found here.

To further promote composting, the city will provide a rebate of up to $40 to residents that install a compost bin. 

Residents that attend a workshop and install a compost bin, can receive a rebate of up to $75.

Compost Bin Rebate

Step 1.Understand the requirements:  

  •  Applicants must live in single-family or duplex property within the City of Merriam
  •  Applicant must install a compost bin
  • Households can receive a rebate of up to $40 for the costs associated with installing a compost bin
  • Only one compost bin rebate per address, per year

Step 2.Rebate process 

  • Applicants will be reimbursed on a first come, first served basis until program funds are completely allocated
  • Applicants must provide a PAID receipt of purchase for a compost bin or materials to build a compost bin
  • Compost bins must be installed in 2022
  • All compost bins must be built of sturdy materials, hard plastic, wood or a composite material and have a lid
  • Compost bin must be setback 7 feet from rear and side property lines and 10 feet from a residence
  • Prior to issuance of the rebate, city staff will perform an inspection to verify the installation meets city code
  • Costs for ancillary composting supplies or services are not eligible for the incentive
  • The City of Merriam is not a manufacturer, supplier or guarantor of compost bins and makes no representations or warranties of any nature, directory or indirectly, express or implied as to performance, reliability, performance, durability, condition or quality of any compost bin or manufacturer.

Step 3.Submit your application 

Applications will be accepted from January 3, 2022 to October 31, 2022.

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

Click here to download an application(PDF, 108KB)

Please submit your completed application in person, by mail, fax or online

 

 

Workshop Rebate

Step 1.Understand the requirements:  

  • Applicants must live in single-family or duplex property within the City of Merriam
  • Applicant must attend a compost bin workshop hosted by the City of Merriam
  • Applicants must attend the entire workshop
  • Only one workshop rebate per address, per year

Step 2.Rebate process 

  • Workshop details will be announced here
  • Applicants will be reimbursed on a first come, first served basis until program funds are completely allocated
  • Applicants must provide proof of Merriam Residency 
  • Attendance will be taken at the workshop 
  • Resident submits an application to Community Development

Step 3.Submit your application 

Applications will be accepted from January 3, 2022 to October 31, 2022.

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.