How much energy does the appliance consume?

Each cycle consumes less than 1.5 kWh  - this is roughly equivalent to having a desktop computer running for the same amount of time as the cycle. 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. 

The City is powered by clean, hydro-electric 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. Why pre-treat organics?
4. Who is eligible?
5. What are the program benefits?
6. What is a pre-treatment appliance? What does it do?
7. Is this program sustainable?
8. Will organics be collected?
9. What is the brand of appliance?
10. How much energy does the appliance consume?
11. How will I learn how to use the FoodCycler?
12. How does the appliance minimize odors?
13. How long will my filters last?
14. Will the soil amendment attract pests?