How much energy does the appliance consume?

Each cycle consumes approximately 1.5 kWh  - this is roughly equivalent to having a desktop computer running for the same amount of time as the cycle. Residents can expect to use 1kWh for every kilogram of food waste processed.

In Nelson using the FoodCycler regularly should not cost you more than $2 per month. The FoodCycler is comparable in CO2e emissions to central composting (before transportation emissions) and backyard composting (if done correctly). FoodCycler offers a >95% reduction in CO2e compared to sending food waste to landfill. 

In addition, the City is powered by clean, hydro-electric power generated from Nelson Hydro’s Bonnington Dam power plant. 

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1. Why is Nelson developing this program?
2. When will the program begin?
3. I'm a part of the program, where do I drop off my soil amendment? How do I find the combination for the Drop-off Location?
4. Why pre-treat organics?
5. I own or rent a property. How will the program work for me? *Find answers in the FAQs below.
6. Will I own my appliance?
7. Who is eligible?
8. I have registered, when will I receive my appliance?
9. Accessibility: I use a mobility device or have other accessibility requirements. How can I receive my FoodCycler appliance?
10. What are the anticipated program benefits?
11. How is this program financed?
12. What is a pre-treatment appliance? What does it do?
13. Is this program sustainable?
14. Will organics be collected?
15. What is the brand of appliance?
16. How much energy does the appliance consume?
17. Is the soil amendment safe to use in my home garden?
18. How will I learn how to use the FoodCycler?
19. How does the appliance minimize odors?
20. I am moving or switching tenants in my rental, what do I do with my FoodCycler?
21. How long will my filters last? How do I replace my filter?
22. Will the soil amendment attract pests?