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The Benton County Landfill encourages residents to reduce and properly manage their yard, food, and other organic waste to not only save money but also reduce their impact on the environment. By reducing your organic waste and managing the remainder through composting, you can help save valuable landfill space and reduce methane production, which is a dangerous greenhouse gas for landfill staff and more potent than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 

Apply for Compost Bin Rebate

Up to 40 Benton County owner-occupied households qualify for a $75 rebate toward the purchase of a compost bin, tumbler, other composting container, or the supplies to build a compost bin. To qualify for the rebate program, you must be able to provide proof of purchase dated after July 1, 2022. If you build a compost bin, a photo of the structure in addition to proof of purchase for supplies is required to qualify for the rebate. Supplies include building materials only, not tools.

The rebate program will operate on a first come, first serve basis until 40 rebates have been claimed. There are currently 40 rebates remaining. Availability will be updated regularly! If you have questions, please contact Alicia Presto at the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) at or (319) 289-0058.

​For more information about the rebate program and to fill out a rebate form, click ​here.

Organics Management Video

In partnership with Matthew 25, we developed a video with information about composting basics and managing food waste in your household. In this video, Marin and Mikaela will walk you through different composting methods, how to use finished compost, and tips for managing compostable waste in your home.

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