The in-home food waste diversion solution

Join the City of Clarence-Rockland in tackling food waste by piloting FoodCycler™ technology in your home. Support your municipality by testing this innovative technology!

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Available models and pricing:

description of models available for purchase

FC-30 - 149 + HST
  • 2.5L Capacity - Ideal for 1-2 person household
  • 4-8 hour cycle
ECO 5 - 249 + HST
  • 5L Capacity - Ideal for 3-5 person household
  • 6-9 hour cycle
How do I participate?

The current allotment of 500 units for the pilot program has been reached. 

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free email or call 613-446-6022. 

What is a FoodCycler?

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


  • Reduces waste volume by up to 90%
  • Quiet, compact, and odourless operation
  • Easy to clean, easy to operate, no special training or skills required
  • Relatively quick process and available year-round (compared to composting)
  • Produces valuable compost amendment that is fully-dry, low in odour and less attractive to wildlife
  • Low emissions compared to direct landfilling (reduced methane production, low power consumption, no transport emissions)
Why should I participate?
Did you know that up to 50% of household waste is composed of food waste? By helping your municipality address food waste, you are supporting your community’s environmental initiatives, while reducing your carbon footprint.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can the FoodCycler process?
How much energy does the unit consume?
Each cycle consumes approximately 0.8-1.5 kWh per cycle, which is roughly equivalent to having a desktop computer running for the same amount of time as the cycle. Depending on where you live, using the FoodCycler™ regularly should not cost you more than $2-$4 per month. The FoodCycler™ has built-in sensor technology that monitors the dryness and humidity of the food waste. Once complete, the unit will stop the cycle automatically.
How long does the cycle last?

In the FoodCycler™ Eco 5™, a typical cycle takes between 4-9 hours for the food waste to become completely dehydrated and processed into the by-product.

For the FC-30 units it takes 4-8 for the food waste to become completely dehydrated and processed.

The time needed depends on the amount of food waste being processed, the density of the food wastes and the moisture levels contained in each.

Please note that these estimates exclude the unit’s cooling time which lasts less than a half hour on average.

How long will the filter last?
The carbon filters last between 3-4 months with regular use, or 500 cycle hours. The life expectancy of the carbon filters is determined by the moisture content of the food waste, and the natural odours of the food waste. Denser, wetter and smellier food wastes will go through filters much faster than simple veggie scraps and egg shells. The filter light sensor is a guide only – the best indication of whether your filters require replacement is odour. Please see your device manual for instructions to reset the filter light.
Where can I store my FoodCycler?
Nearly any covered area with access to an outlet. The FoodCycler™ must be in a closed, dry environment where there is no risk of it being rained on or otherwise subjected to the elements. Possible locations include heated garages, basements, pantries, or your kitchen.