The Town of Carleton Place has partnered with Food Cycle Science to implement a waste diversion Pilot Program by offering a FoodCycler™ at a reduced rate to interested residents.
The FoodCycler™ is an electric appliance that offers in-home, countertop processing of food waste that is comparable in CO2e emissions to central composting (minus transportation costs and emissions) and backyard composting (if done correctly). Regular use of the appliance should not cost more than $4 per month in electricity and offers a >95% reduction in CO2e emissions compared to sending food waste to landfill.
The Town is offering 450 Carleton Place households the opportunity to participate in a 12-week Pilot Program by providing the household with one (1) FoodCycler™ unit (one (1) per household) at a reduced rate as a partnership with Food Cycle Science, the Federal Government, and the County of Lanark. This year, the Town will be offering two (2) different model options: the FC-30 model (225 units) and the Eco 5 model (225 units). There is a chart on our website which can help you decide which model would be better for your household. The cost to the resident for the FC-30 model is $150 plus HST and the cost for the Eco 5 model is $255.56 plus HST.
If you would like to purchase a FoodCycler as part of the Town’s Pilot Program, please visit the FoodCycler page on the Town’s website and submit the application form. Once your registration has been received, the Program Administrator will contact you via email to arrange for payment and pickup of your unit. The units will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note, after the 12-week pilot period, a mandatory survey, which includes a usage report, is required to be completed by participants.