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Foodcycler Pilot Project
Town of Drayton Valley Foodcycler Pilot Project
The Town of Drayton Valley has partnered with Canadian company Food Cycle Science to pilot a new waste diversion solution that will help reduce the amount of food waste headed to our local landfill!
The Town has secured 100 FoodCycler units that will be made available to Town residents through a random draw system. To participate in the pilot project, residents will register through the online webform, via phone to 780-514-2200 or walk-in to the Civic Centre during regular business hours.
If successful in the draw, participants get to purchase the Foodcycler unit at a highly discounted price of $150+GST. Participants will be provided with a simple tracking sheet to track how often they run the Foodcycler in a 12-week period beginning in April 2022. At the end of the 12-week period, we hope participants will continue to use the Foodcycler units to divert food waste from the landfill.
This pilot project was approved by Town Council during the January 12, 2022, Governance and Priorities Meeting, and is based on successful pilot programs in other Canadian municipalities.
- Reduces waste volume by up to 90%
- Quiet, compact, and odourless operation
- Easy to clean, easy to operate, no special training or skills required
- Relatively quick process and available year-round (compared to composting)
- Produces valuable soil amendment that is fully-dry, low in odour and less attractive to wildlife
- Low emissions compared to direct landfilling (reduced methane production, low power consumption, no transport emissions)
This pilot project will run from April 4th to June 27th, 2022. The cost to participating residents will be $150+GST which compared favourably to a retail price of $499+GST. The reduction in cost is achieved through municipal discounts from Food Cycle Science, Impact Canada Investment, and contributions from the Aspen Waste Management Facility and the Town of Drayton Valley.
Participating residents can now purchase FoodCycler accessories at Julie’s Windows, Kitchens, Bed & Bath Ltd (5132 – 50 Street, Drayton Valley).
Questions can be directed to Aishah Mohd-Isa, Energy Program Coodinator at 780-514-2200 or email@example.com.