Grow Green Food Scrap Compost Give Away

Free Compost

Community gardens are a visible sign of a commitment to improving green space and community aesthetics. ReWorks would like to recognize this commitment by offering a chance for these community gardens to receive free compost. This is a unique opportunity to both enrich the soil and support the practice of composting.

A benefit that one may not automatically think of is that Grow Green sources the compost from large-scale food scrap composters. Composting food scraps and diverting them from the landfill works best when there are people and businesses that want this end product. ReWorks hopes this program helps to bring in support for both small and large-scale food scrap composting.


Applications are typically released in March and compost is delivered in May. If you would like to be notified of the application opening, please sign up for our electronic newsletter.

ReWorks will randomly select five community gardens from the qualified applicants to receive free delivery of a truckload (8 cubic yards) of compost to the garden site.

Who Qualifies

  • Garden must be located in Summit County
  • Must be a community garden
  • Must have been in existence last year and completed one full growing season
  • Must commit to have a working garden in the current year
  • Must have garden ready for compost by mid-May of the current year
  • Cannot be a household/residential garden
  • Only 1 submission per garden
  • Gardens that received compost in the preceding year are not eligible for consideration in the current year

Past Recipients

  1. 2020
  2. 2019
  3. 2018
  4. 2017
  5. 2016
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