All 250 FoodCyclers have been reserved, with a waitlist, thanks to your incredible enthusiasm. Your commitment to a greener community is truly inspiring! 
The units have all been distributed and the pilot project in underway.

Russell Township is introducing another groundbreaking initiative—the FoodCycler Pilot Program. This innovative program aims to empower residents with a small kitchen appliance that facilitates in-home composting.

The FoodCycler is offered to residents through a pilot program featuring 250 units at a reduced cost. This presents an excellent opportunity for environmentally conscious residents who wish to kickstart their composting journey in 2024. Not only does this program contribute to reducing landfill waste, but it also aligns with the Township's broader goals for sustainable waste management.

This initiative seamlessly complements the upcoming 2025 organic collection, providing residents with a convenient and eco-friendly alternative. Those who participate in the FoodCycler Pilot Program will still have access to the organic collection service once it commences in 2025.

Pilot Project Timeline

January to March 2024 (12 weeks)

  • Purchase your unit:

    • FoodCycler™ FC-30: $150 + HST (Regularly $500)

    • FoodCycler™ Maestro: $300 + HST (Regularly $800)

  • Units will be available for pickup in mid-January.
  • Pilot program duration: Divert your food waste using the FoodCycler™ for a period of 12 weeks. Track the amount of waste you divert with a tracking sheet (to be provided to you by the municipality).
  • End date: Fill out a closing survey (to be provided by the municipality) about your experience using the FoodCycler™. Once complete, the FoodCycler™ is yours to keep!

Why Should I Participate?

Did you know that up to 50% of household waste is composed of food waste? By helping your municipality address food waste, you are supporting your community’s environmental initiatives, while reducing your carbon footprint.

Info on FoodCycler

What is a FoodCycler?

The FoodCycler™ is a closed-loop indoor compost alternative that speeds up the natural decomposition process through aerobic digestion of waste. The unit dries and grinds food waste into a dry, odorless nutrient-rich by-product that is significantly reduced in weight and volume from its unprocessed state. The product is free from bacteria, weed seeds, and food-borne pathogens that were eliminated during the process.

Benefits of the FoodCycler™:

  • 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.

Two FoodCycler models

FoodCycler unit
FoodCycler Municipal Pilot Program Resident Guide

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