Kincardine launches FoodCycler pilot project
March 13, 2023 1:12pm
The Municipality of Kincardine has opened registration to 180 participants to join an in-home food waste diversion pilot project. The Municipal Innovation Council (M.I.C.) is working together with Food Cycle Science (FCS), to make the FoodCyclerTM units available at a subsidized cost for participants.
FoodCyclerTM units are a counter-top alternative to composting to cut food waste at home. The system uses a specialized grinding system to produce an odorless, nutrient-rich material that can be used as a fertilizer in plants or gardens.
Food waste makes up to 50% of household waste with 63 per cent of that food waste being avoidable. Food waste is also responsible for about 10 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The original FoodCyclerTM FC-30 is available at a cost of $150 plus HST and features a smaller, 2.5 litre bucket capacity. The family sized FoodCyclerTM Maestro is available at a cost of $300 plus HST. Delivery of units is scheduled for later this month.
“This technology reduces the amount of food waste we see in our landfill,” says Adam Weishar, Director of Infrastructure and Development. “These systems give our residents a way to reduce food waste volume directly in their own home. We’re excited to offer this opportunity as part of the M.I.C. and with the assistance of FCS.”