Countertop FoodCycler

The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal is partnering once again with Cornwall/ Ottawa based company, Food Cycle Science to offer a subsequent program for the on-site food waste diversion solution based on the success of the initial pilot program.

According to Food Cycle Science, up to 50% of household waste is composed of food waste, a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Food Cycle’s Foodcycler™ units speed up the natural decomposition process, turning food waste into a dry, odourless, nutrient-dense byproduct in 4-8 hours. An in-home FoodCycler™ unit can reduce your household’s food waste by 90% and lead to a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from food waste.

Edwardsburgh Cardinal is seeking residents that would like to participate in the pilot program and purchase a FoodCycler™ machine at a subsidized price. Participants will need to track the use of their machine each week and complete a short survey at the end of the 12-week period so that Food Cycle Science can estimate the total impact of the program.

Taking into consideration customer feedback received following the initial pilot program, Food Cycle Science now offers two (2) unit sizes to accommodate varying composting needs: The New FoodCycler Maestro, which has been re-banded as the Food Cycler by Vitamix Eco 5, that boasts a 5L bucket capacity and the Original FoodCycler FC30 with its 2.5L bucket capacity. 

To participate in this initiative and purchase a FoodCycler unit, you will be required to register for units, which are available while supplies last. Your advanced order and payment here will reserve your unit, which can be picked up at the Cardinal Fire Station on April 22, 2023 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

The Resident Guide provides suggested by-product uses, weekly tracking sheets and a general list of products not permitted in each of the FoodCylers. 

FoodCycler pilot participants can now enjoy exclusive discounts on filters and accessories via the dedicated storefront:

Learn more about the program.