Is this program sustainable?

Council is launching this program with circularity and sustainability in mind. Through the purchasing process, both the City and the manufacturer have committed to sustainable practices throughout the span of the program. This includes:

  • Comprehensive lifecycle analysis (evaluation of the environmental impact of the product)
  • Mandatory sustainability criteria built into the RFP process
  • Post-consumer responsibility
  • Overall emissions reductions considering embodied carbon embedded within the appliances and bins
  • Engaging with local retailers to supply accessories.
  • Local repair program
  • Refillable carbon filters
  • Modular design, so when one part needs to be replaced you don't need to discard the entire appliance

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1. Why is Nelson developing this program?
2. When will the program begin?
3. I'm a part of the program, where do I drop off my soil amendment? How do I find the combination for the Drop-off Location?
4. Why pre-treat organics?
5. I own or rent a property. How will the program work for me? *Find answers in the FAQs below.
6. Will I own my appliance?
7. Who is eligible?
8. I have registered, when will I receive my appliance?
9. Accessibility: I use a mobility device or have other accessibility requirements. How can I receive my FoodCycler appliance?
10. What are the anticipated program benefits?
11. How is this program financed?
12. What is a pre-treatment appliance? What does it do?
13. Is this program sustainable?
14. Will organics be collected?
15. What is the brand of appliance?
16. How much energy does the appliance consume?
17. Is the soil amendment safe to use in my home garden?
18. How will I learn how to use the FoodCycler?
19. How does the appliance minimize odors?
20. I am moving or switching tenants in my rental, what do I do with my FoodCycler?
21. How long will my filters last? How do I replace my filter?
22. Will the soil amendment attract pests?