Will I own my appliance?

The City of Nelson owns the FoodCycler™ appliance, as stated in a bylaw amendment presented to City Council. The bylaw encourages proper use and care of the appliance, which will be registered to the user and civic address. When a resident moves, the appliance stays at the property unless authorized by the program, and residents must inform the program when they move in or out. Removing the appliance or misusing it may result in replacement costs for the registered user. This bylaw was created to prevent FoodCycler™ appliances from leaving the community and to promote responsible use to maximize diversion rates and avoid unnecessary replacement costs.

Both homeowners and tenants are eligible for the program. This bylaw applies to both.

See the Waste Management and Wildlife Attractant Bylaw No. 3198 (2011) for more information.

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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, 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?