FoodCycler Project

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is participating in the Municipal Innovation Council’s pilot project in partnership with Canadian company Food Cycle Science Corporation, which offers an innovative food composting solution in the form of FoodCycler™ units.

The partnership allows residents of Huron-Kinloss the opportunity to participate in an on-site food waste diversion solution that will reduce the amount of organic waste headed to the landfill.  Please view the  Municipal Resident Guide for comprehensive details on the project as well as common FAQ's below. 

What is a FoodCycler™ unit?

The FoodCycler™ is a closed-loop indoor compost alternative, which speeds up the natural decomposition process through aerobic digestion of waste.  The unit dries and grinds food waste into a dry, odourless, nutrient-dense by-product that is significantly reduced in weight and volume from its unprocessed state. The end product is free from bacteria, and weed seeds and food-borne pathogens are eliminated in the process.

FoodCycler Offer

Benefits of the FoodCycler™:

  • Up to 90% volume reduction
  • Quiet, compact, odourless operation
  • Easy to clean, easy to operate, no special training or skills required
  • Quick (compared to composting, the FoodCycler™ processes food waste in hours, instead of months)
  • Produces a valuable soil amendment, low in odour and less attractive to wildlife
  • Reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) impact vs landfill 
What is the Pilot Project?

Interested residents purchased their units at a subsidized cost and agreed to track use of their FoodCycler™ unit for a 12 week trial period from May - August and complete a survey of their experience. We are excited to see the results in the fall. 

Want to learn more?

To learn more about the program, contact Jane Eybergen at: or call 519-395-3735 x133. 

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