City of Chicago is now offering rebates of up to 50% on native plants, rain barrels and compost bins.

March 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM Leave a comment

An important message from Commissioner Gabe Klein:

Dear Alderman Cullerton:

I am writing to announce the 2012 return of the Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program! Through this program, your constituents can receive rebates of up to 50% on trees, native plants, rain barrels and compost bins purchased at local retailers. They can also learn more about how to make their yards more sustainable by attending a workshop or reviewing the educational resources available at

We mailed rebate forms, postcards, and a poster to your office late last week. We would appreciate your assistance in publicizing the program by making these materials available at your office and including the following blurb in your next e-newsletter:

The Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program is once again offering residents up to 50% back on local purchases of trees (up to $100 rebate), native plants (up to $60 rebate), rain barrels (up to $40 rebate) and compost bins (up to $50 rebate) in 2012. See for downloadable rebate forms and a list of participating garden centers, along with educational workshops and other resources. Questions? Contact 312.743.9283 or

Entry filed under: Green Information, Neighborhood News.

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