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Units Available for the 2023 Food Cycler Program

Posted On: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Units Available for the 2023 Food Cycler Program

Founded in 2011, FoodCycle Science is a Canadian company that produces residential and commercial devices that use electricity to quickly compost food waste into a finished compost product. FoodCycle Science's residential device is called FoodCycler. Using electricity, the device dries and grinds food waste into a dry, odourless, nutrient-dense by-product that is significantly reduced in weight and volume from its unprocessed state. The end product claims to be free from bacteria and weed seeds and food-borne pathogens are eliminated in the process. Each "cycle" of composting takes approximately 4 to 8 hours.
Specific benefits include:

• Up to 90% volume reduction
• Quiet, compact, odourless operation
• Easy to clean, easy to operate, no special training or skills required
• Quick (compared to composting, the FoodCycler™ processes food waste in hours, instead of months)
• Produces a valuable soil amendment, low in odour and less attractive to wildlife.
• Reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) impact vs landfill.

During this program residents can choose between the 2.5L FC-30 model at a cost of $175 + HST, or the larger 5L Maestro model at a cost of $300 +HST. Residents are asked to track their usage of the Foodcycler during each week of the 12-week pilot period. At the end of the 12 weeks, residents must report their usage and answer a survey.

Participants must be residents of the Town of Renfrew. For more information contact Renfrew Waste Management by calling 613-432-8166 x307, emailing or droping in to the Recreation Centre (67 Argyle St. S.) Monday-Friday from 8-4.

Participation in the pilot program will be based on a first come first served bases.

More information is availilbe using these links:  (under the composting section)

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