When will the program begin?

We're excited to announce that the program launch is underway! To ensure a seamless transition for everyone, the implementation will occur in phases. While we don't have an exact timeline for the complete distribution, our goal is to provide residents with their appliances to start diverting household food waste as soon as possible.

The first phase of the program roll-out is set to begin in the summer of 2023. We will start by distributing appliances to Early Adopters and then to the pilot neighbourhood in Fairview. This phased approach allows us to refine the program based on valuable feedback and experiences from participants.

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