FoodCycler Composting Pilot Program now Open!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

***Program sign up and waiting list is now closed May 4, 2022, thank you for your interest in this program.***

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is excited to launch an innovative pilot program that will offer residents the opportunity to test out FoodCycler composting machines in their own home!

FoodCycler machines are an on-site composting solution that help divert organic waste from the landfill. The Municipality is partnering with Ottawa based company Food Cycle Science Corporation and Impact Canada to make 50 units available at a discounted rate to residents of Central Manitoulin during a 12-week pilot project.

What is a FoodCycler?

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.

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A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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