Grow Green Food Scrap Compost Give Away

Food Scraps to 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.

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


The 2021 application has closed.  Please check back in early spring 2022 for the next application round.

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Mila Susnjar, ReWorks’ Education and Promotion Specialist.  email:

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.

Past Recipients

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