FoodCycler Pilot Program Survey

The FoodCycler™ is a closed-loop indoor compost alternative that speeds up the natural decomposition process through aerobic digestion of food 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.

Based on the demographics and current waste management system in place at the Township of Horton, Food Cycle Science is recommending a pilot program involving 50 households.

The funded pilot program is based on a cost subsidy model where Food Cycle Science provides an initial discount, FoodCycler contributes an investment from AAFC/Impact Canada, the Township of Horton provides a subsidy, and the resident provides the remaining contribution. The purpose of this model is to make this technology accessible to more Canadians at an affordable price.

Each FoodCycler™ is estimated to divert at least 2 tonnes of food over its expected lifetime. Based on average market rates of $100 per tonne of waste (fully burdened), 50 households participating would divert 100 tonnes of food waste and save the municipality an estimated $10,000.00 in costs.