Make 2024 the Year to Reduce Your Food Waste with the FoodCycler™ Pilot Program

Did you know that french fries can be used for plant food? With the Food Cycler pilot program, residents of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s can tackle food waste and discover what foods can become plant food, by piloting FoodCycler™ technology in your home.

The Program

The Food Cycler™ pilot program provides the opportunity for residents of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s to purchase a Food Cycler™, at a significantly reduced cost. Participating residents will be asked to track their use once a week for 12 weeks and then answer a brief closing survey. Once complete, the FoodCycler™ is yours to keep!

The Town is issuing a call for Expressions of Interest in the pilot program from residents, with Council acquiring 100 units as an initial run of the pilot program. This program is run on a first come first serve basis, the first 100 registrants will be selected to participate. The residents who were not selected will remain on a waitlist for potential future opportunities. The survey remains open for interested residents.


Why Should I Participate 

Did you know that up to 50% of household waste is composed of food waste? By addressing food waste, you are supporting your community’s environmental initiatives, while reducing your carbon footprint.


How it Works

Place your food waste into the FoodCycler™ bucket. The bucket can take almost any type of food waste, including fruit and vegetable scraps, meat, fish, dairy, bones, shells, pits, coffee grinds and filters, and even paper towels. Food scraps and uneaten leftovers that would otherwise end up in a landfill are broken down into nutrient-rich plant food that can be mixed right into your garden soil. It’s a simple, mess-free way to reduce food waste in your home. The cycle runs quietly and with no odours or GHG emissions.  The survey link below is administered and data collected is maintained by Food Cycle Science.

Learn More

To learn more about the FoodCycler™, please visit their website and watch the videos on how the products works. Click Here.

Have questions? Contact Julie at [email protected], or call 709-895-8000 ext. 229