FoodCycler™ by Casella

Food waste stinks. We can fix that!

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Interior - Kitchen, the FoodCycler™ by Casella is on the counter cycling food.
Interior - Kitchen, a young lady is loading/unloading the FoodCycler™ by Casella

 

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Mansfield, CT

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What if you could stop wasting food and put it to better use?

What if fruit flies left your kitchen and wildlife lost interest in your trash can?

What if you never had to lug a heavy, smelly, messy trash bag to the curb again?

What if you could enjoy all these benefits, while also helping the climate and building healthy soil?

 
FoodCycler™ is a countertop appliance that grinds and dries your food scraps. At the touch of a button, FoodCycler uses patented Vortech™ grinding and heat-treatment technology to transform your leftovers and trimmings into a dry, nutrient-rich product called Foodilizer™. Foodilizer is a great additive for your backyard compost, your lawn, or your garden. You can also bring it to a local farmer’s market or community garden.

Over 50,000 homes across North America are using FoodCycler, and this number is growing every day!

Here's how it works:

Step 1:

Throughout the day, collect your food scraps.

Step 2:

At bedtime, simply place the bucket into your appliance and press the start button.

Step 3:

Overnight, your food scraps are processed into a dry material resembling coffee grounds.

Step 4:

Keep this material in a cool dry spot until you’re ready to use it in your garden or give it away.

Step 5:

Repeat! Your trash night is about to get way easier.

 

Available in select communities today! Click your town below to sign up.

Mansfield, CT

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Over 50,000 North American households are already using FoodCycler™, so we are ready to answer your questions.

  • WHERE CAN I SET UP MY FOODCYCLER?

    Nearly any covered area with access to an outlet. The FoodCycler must be in a closed, dry environment where there is no risk of it being rained on or otherwise subjected to the elements. Possible locations include heated garages, basements, or your kitchen.

  • WHAT SHOULD I CYCLE?

    The best cycle is one with a lot of variety. Please see the following page for a general list of what you can and cannot process in the FoodCycler Eco 5.

  • WHAT COMES OUT OF THE FOODCYCLER? AND WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?

    After you run your FoodCycler and open the lid, you’ll see your food waste has shrunk by about 90% and now resembles dry coffee grounds. We call this material Foodilizer™. It is not compost, but it can be used as an ingredient for producing great compost.

    You have several options for what to do with your Foodilizer: Add it to your existing backyard composter if you have one, or give it to a friend who composts. Apply it to your lawn by lightly broadcasting across the grass. Your local farmers markets or community garden will likely love to receive it to feed their own compost piles. And don’t worry! Time is on your side – since the material is shelf stable, you can hold onto it for several weeks as long as you keep it dry. Learn more in our Resident Guide.

  • HOW LONG DOES THE CYCLE LAST?

    In the FoodCycler Eco 5™, a typical cycle takes between 4-9 hours for the food waste to become completely dehydrated and processed.

    The time needed depends on the amount of food waste being processed, the density of the food wastes and the moisture levels contained in each. The unit’s cooling time lasts less than a half hour on average.

  • HOW MUCH ENERGY DOES THE UNIT CONSUME?

    Each cycle consumes approximately 1.5 kWh per cycle, which is roughly equivalent to having a desktop computer running for the same amount of time as the cycle. Depending on where you live, using the FoodCycler regularly should not cost you more than $2-$4 per month.

    The FoodCycler has built-in sensor technology that monitors the dryness and humidity of the food waste. Once complete, the unit will stop the cycle automatically.

  • HOW LONG WILL MY FILTERS LAST?

    The carbon filters last between 3-6 months with regular use, or 500 cycle hours. Customers will automatically receive replacement filter media by mail every 6 months. To request an earlier refill, reach out via our app or email. The life expectancy of the carbon filters is determined by the moisture content of the food waste, and the natural odors of the food waste. Denser, wetter and smellier food wastes will go through filters faster than simple veggie scraps and eggshells. The filter light sensor is a guide only - the best indication of whether your filters require replacement is odor. Please see your device manual for instructions to reset the filter light.

Terms And Conditions

 

You’ll be amazed at all the types of food you can feed your FoodCycler Eco 5. Download this poster for an easy reference.

 

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Want to learn more? Take a sneak peek at the Resident Guide you’ll receive when you receive and unbox your very own FoodCycler.

 

Resident Guide PDF

What does it cost and what do I get?

Join the thousands who have discovered all the benefits of a better food waste solution. FoodCycler by Casella residential customers pay only $19.95/month and a one-time $50 setup fee. This amount includes the appliance, the countertop bucket, quarterly replenishment of carbon filter pellets, ongoing customer support, and a full product warranty*.

 

 
 

*The full product warranty covering manufacturing defects and performance issues is active for the entire duration of your service subscription, provided the unit is used as directed in the accompanying user manual. However, please be advised that the warranty may become void if the unit is misused, altered, tampered with, or disassembled. Misuse includes but is not limited to using the unit for purposes other than food waste recycling, operating the unit outdoors, or using unapproved accessories. Any attempt to repair or modify the unit, or any use of the unit in a manner contrary to the instructions provided, may result in voiding the warranty. In such cases, the unit's return and/or repair will be subject to charges at our discretion. We encourage our customers to reach out to our dedicated customer support team at casella@foodcycler.com with any concerns or questions regarding the proper use of the FoodCycler unit to ensure a satisfying and trouble-free experience.

Does FoodCycler have a good carbon footprint?

Yes. When you and your neighbors make the switch to FoodCycler, you can reduce the carbon footprint of your food waste. The appliance uses electricity, which produces emissions. But these emissions are quickly offset by reductions in disposal and trucking.

Every community is going to be a little different in the specifics. The FoodCycler uses about 1 to 1.5 kilowatt hours of electricity per cycle, which has a footprint. But managing your food scraps at home prevents disposal emissions and helps to build soil carbon. If you’re able to reduce your trash pickups, it can also reduce trucking emissions. In one community, using EPA factors, we have estimated that managing household food waste onsite with FoodCycler can reduce emissions by approximately 85% compared to traditional disposal.

Is FoodCycler good for my community?

With FoodCycler, you’re taking care of your food scraps locally. Once your food waste has been processed into a dry, shelf-stable material, you have a lot more choice in how to manage it. You can keep it around longer and it will be easier to transport. Just keep it dry.

So, what can you do with it? If you have the space, you might decide to compost it in your backyard and use it in your garden. You might share it with a neighbor or walk it to a community garden. Or you might bring it to a town drop-off or farmer’s market collection point so it can make its way to local compost sites. Our hope is that every community will find its own unique combination of opportunities to use FoodCycler in support of local food programs, urban farmers, community gardens, school garden clubs, and more.

How does FoodCycler line up with sustainability at Casella?

Casella has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. We have been collecting recyclables since the 1970s and source separated food waste since the 1990s. But household food waste collection has not taken off the way many of us would have hoped. With FoodCycler we hope to see dramatic increases in food waste recovery and household participation.

Among our 2030 Sustainability Goals, we are working to reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency, and recover more material from the disposal stream. Learn more here.