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FoodCycler – now with refillable filters and carbon refill packs!

$395.00

 

The FoodCycler is an indoor compost alternative which transforms food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer (we call ‘foodilizer’) for the garden. In 4-6 hours, this compost food recycler will reduce food waste volume and weight by up to 90%, leaving a dry, odourless and sterile by-product which can be safely handled by students and teachers.

By using a FoodCycler, you are keeping food waste out of landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% vs. sending it to the landfill. You also reduce wildlife attractants, and create a useable material to put into your garden.

For Schools: 

The FoodCycler provides authentic, hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages, which can be easily connected to curriculum. It can be used to complement units of study on solid waste (i.e., food waste, waste reduction). It can activate research into the science of decomposition or an inquiry into the benefits of compost. Use the fertilizer from the FoodCycler to amend soil for your indoor plants or school gardens and watch them flourish!

The FoodCycler is:

  • quiet
  • compact
  • odourless
  • easy to use
  • energy efficient

Each FoodCycler kit contains:

  • 1 x FoodCycler FC-30
  • 1 x Removable Grinding Bucket
  • 1 x Deodorizing Bucket Lid
  • 1 x Instructional Guide
  • Educational Support Materials for Schools

NEW: We are excited to announce that all FoodCyclers now come with a Refillable Filter with Carbon Packs! The threaded removable filter lids allow you to open the filters and replace your used carbon with fresh carbon pellets without having to replace the plastic filters. This eliminates unnecessary plastic waste without compromising on deodorization, and extends the shelf life of the carbon pellets.  Scroll down below to add to your FoodCycler.

  • Designed to eliminate odours during food cycling
  • Threaded filter tops for easy twist-open, twist-closed functionality
  • Includes enough carbon for 5 refills (at least 1 year of food cycling)
  • Replace both filters’ carbon at the same time for maximum filtration
  • After use, carbon can be applied directly to your garden!

If you’ve already ordered a FoodCycler from us, don’t worry, the Refillable Filter with Carbon Packs is totally compatible with your unit! Order yours.

And when you eventually need more carbon for your filters, you can re-order here.

DOWNLOADS

  1. FoodCycler Overview 
  2. Congratulations on your new FoodCycler!
  3. Félicitations pour votre nouveau FoodCycler!
  4. FoodCycler Learning & Action Kit 
  5. Le kit d’apprentissage et d’action FoodCycler

EcoSchools Connections & Lesson Ideas:

  1. Vermicomposting & School-Based Composting: Learn about decomposition and how your FoodCycler turns food scraps into fertilizer!
  2. Reduce Your Food Waste: Use the FoodCycler to audit and significantly reduce your school’s food waste.
  3. Pollinator Garden & Grow a Food Garden: Use your FoodCycler by-product to nourish bee-friendly plants or grow vegetables in a food garden!
  4. Indoor Gardening & Greenhouses: Nourish your indoor plants by incorporating your by-product into their soil – or start new seeds with by-product and fresh soil!

For Schools: Teacher FAQ’s:

  1. How long is the warrantee? The FoodCycler comes with a standard 1-year manufacturer warrantee.
  2. How much power does it use per cycle? The processing time is about 4-8 hours and uses less than >0.8kWh
  3. Have you verified that this would accommodate the amount of organic waste that a classroom would produce in a day? We recommend running the cycle after snack time and then after lunch to accommodate the food waste.
  4. In the winter months in cold climates do teachers just collect this into a larger bin, say a garbage bin with a lid, and then do you dig it in garden beds in the spring when the ground has thawed? You can bin the by-product during the winter months and use it for your garden in the spring.
  5. Has this been found to be a wildlife attractant, or is the smell reduced enough? Can you leave it in a bin outside without risk of wildlife being attracted? Many of our pilot partners are from small rural areas where they do not have a green bin collection service and cannot compost due to the fear of attracting bears and other animals. They have not had an issue with attracting animals with the by-product of the FoodCycler!
  6. What is the recommended amount that this be added to the soil? We recommend adding 1-part foodilizer (the by-product generated by the FoodCycler) to a minimum of 10 parts soil. You can add more foodilizer over time.

FoodCycler

The FoodCycler is an indoor compost alternative which transforms food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer (we call 'foodilizer'!) for the garden. In 4-6 hours, this compost food recycler will reduce food waste volume and weight by up to 90%, leaving a dry, odourless and sterile by-product which can be safely handled.

  • Designed to eliminate odours during food cycling
  • Threaded filter tops for easy twist-open, twist-closed functionality
  • Includes enough carbon for 5 refills (at least 1 year of food cycling)
  • Replace both filters’ carbon at the same time for maximum filtration
  • After use, carbon can be applied directly to your garden!

In stock (can be backordered)

Refillable Filters for FoodCycler™

Compatible with the FoodCycler for Schools, the Refillable Carbon Filters deodorize the FoodCycler™ process, ensuring an odourless cycle.

The threaded removable filter lids allow you to open the filters and replace your used carbon with fresh carbon pellets without having to replace the plastic filters. This eliminates unnecessary plastic waste without compromising on deodorization, and extends the shelf life of the carbon pellets.

  • Designed to eliminate odours during food cycling
  • Threaded filter tops for easy twist-open, twist-closed functionality
  • After use, carbon can be applied directly to your garden

In stock (can be backordered)

Carbon Filter Refill Packs for FoodCycler™

Compatible with all FoodCycler for Schools and all FoodCycler™ refillable filter systems, the FoodCycler™ Carbon Filter Refill Packs are intended to replace the carbon in the FoodCycler™ Refillable Carbon Filters, ensuring an odourless cycle and minimizing unnecessary packaging waste. All components of this item are recyclable. Each carbon pack will last approximately 3-4 months with regular cycling. The carbon materila is an organic compound and completely safe to handle. Used carbon can be disposed of in  agreen bin, garbage can, backyard composter, or directly into the garden!

  • Designed to eliminate odours during food cycling
  • 4 sets of refils (8 packs in total)
  • Replace both filters' carbon at the same time for maximum filtration
  • After use, carbon can be applied directly to your garden

In stock (can be backordered)

Learn More

Ethical Elements: The FoodCycler is a game changer for people wanting to reduce their organic waste when other composting options don’t work. Most components of the FoodCycler are recyclable. Additionally, our switch to refillable filters is one of the many initiatives we’re working on to make our practices more sustainable. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: We are excited to be partnering with EcoSchools Canada on this initiative, which they piloted with schools in 2021. All proceeds go back to non-profits, but a specific amount is earmarked to go to EcoSchools.

Feedback + Testimonials

“I am so amazed at the reduction in waste and by how easy it is to use. I have been running mine every second day and transitioned seamlessly to incorporating it into my lifestyle.” – Mayor Cheryl Fort (Hornepayne, ON)

“I was actually astounded by what it could do.” – Mayor John Dooley (Nelson, BC)

“She:kon, I think this project was spectacular and was well received by our community. We are going to work diligently to keep this partnership going as we seek to address climate change in Akwesasne and divert waste. I see this as part of us fulfilling our roles and responsibilities to creation as well as future generations. Sken:nen,” – Abraham Francis, Environmental Services Manager (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON/QC)

“It alleviates a lot of the concerns that people might have with backyard composting. The time commitment, the location, pests and animals and everything like that.” – Kylie Hissa, Strategic Initiatives Officer (Kenora, ON)

“As soon as anybody tries it, they’re like, ‘I want one.’” – Melissa Murray, Environmental Coordinator (Algonquin Highlands, ON)

“You know, you are always skeptical when you see a product like this, but when you see how it does reduce waste by 20:1 or more, it’s just a real wise investment for anybody.” – Perry Kelly, Manager of Public Works (Bancroft, ON)

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