How long will my filters last? How do I replace my filter?

The filter will need to be refilled every 3-6 months (depending on use) or approximately 500 cycle hours (whichever comes first).

The FoodCycler™ uses refillable carbon filters to neutralize odours while processing food waste. If your appliance notifies you that a filter change is needed or if you begin to notice odour, follow the instructions on page 8 in the FoodCycler™ Manual or watch the Program Tutorial to learn more.

  • Carbon pellets are available, free of charge, for residents of Nelson at Safeway, 211 Anderson St. Nelson.
  • At the refill station, take only what you need. Carbon pellets must be used in your FoodCycler™ immediately to work effectively.
  • Used pellets - at this time, pellets cannot be added to the soil amendment and must be discarded into the garbage. We hope to find a biodegradable solution shortly.

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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?