Who is eligible?

All residents living in single-family homes within Nelson's city limits, including both renters and homeowners, are eligible to participate. However, if you own a home within the City and rent it out, you are not eligible for the program as it is for occupants only. 

Select multi-family buildings with more than 10 dwellings will be contacted to participate in the program. While we recognize the potential benefits of the pre-treatment appliance in these buildings, a thorough evaluation will be conducted to determine if it is suitable for our community.

Please be aware that the Early Adopters List is now full. However, if you would like to be considered for future program openings or receive updates, please sign up for our waitlist by clicking here.

Currently, residents in Fairview are receiving appliances. For all other residents on the waitlist, we will reach out in 2024 for the distribution of remaining units.

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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?