An informational presentation about the FoodCycler was brought to the September 18, 2023 Council meeting, where Council directed staff to seek public interest in participating in a household FoodCycler pilot program. This innovative initiative that aims to address the issue of food waste while promoting environmental consciousness within the community was supported to proceed.
Pilot Program Participation:
The FoodCycler program, which has gained recognition and success in Dysart et al. and Carleton Place, started providing municipal programs in 2020, now with 78 municipalities signed up to participate. Many of these programs were funded in part by a grant from the Impact Canada Food Waste Reduction Challenge.
In order for the Township to participate in this subsidized pilot program, FoodCycle Science is conducting a pre-registration survey seeking if there is substantial public interest to run the Pilot Program. Residents interested must be willing to:
- purchase a FoodCycler unit at a cost of $150 to $300
- track the number of cycles over an 12-week period
- complete a survey at the end of the 12-week period
Please complete the survey by no later than November 3, 2023 by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stonemills . Staff will be reporting back to Council at a future Council meeting with an update.