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Nelson, BC encourages food waste diversion from landfills with FoodCycler household pilot

Nelson, BC FoodCycler Food Waste Diversion Pilot


The city's Administration Department tested the countertop waste recycler in a successful one-month trial. Discounted FoodCycler units were sold to 151 households ahead of a three-month pilot. Nelson issued a $125 CAD rebate for each $250 CAD purchase. The FoodCycler turns food waste into a byproduct useful in gardening and composting. City officials developed the pilot in search of a budget-friendly alternative to the regional curbside food waste service set for 2022.

Pilot / POCWaste Management

Nelson, BC

City in British Columbia




Nelson households pilot counter-top organics recycling method – BC Local News

151 people used the FoodCycler for three months, and the results are in


New direction considered for residential organics collection in city | The Nelson Daily

A pilot food waste collection service initiated by the city drew positive reviews and could give Nelsonites an alternative to pending proposed curbside compost collection. With the city set to sign on to the regional district’s Organics Waste Diversion Strategy in the future the city had cast about for alternatives to joining in on curbside organics collection. And one of

Project Succeeded

Participants processed 30,200 liters of food waste during the pilot. Follow-up surveys found an average satisfaction rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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