How is this program financed?

In creating a first-of-its-kind program, the City is in a unique position to obtain grant funding for the pre-treated organics program. The City has secured roughly $700 000 in grants to support this program from funders such as Environment and Climate Change Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The remaining costs will be covered by the City’s Resource Recovery fund which is built from residents’ annual waste collection fee and garbage tag fees. 

Once the pilot of 1,600 units is proven successful, additional funding will be considered and the City will be in an excellent position to pursue other grant funding opportunities for this program.

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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?