Media Release - Hanover Participating in In-Home Food Waste Diversion Program

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MEDIA RELEASE 
March 1, 2024
Hanover Participating in In-Home Food Waste Diversion Program

HANOVER, ON – Hanover is working with Food Cycle Science, a Canadian company which offers an innovative food composting solution in the form of FoodCyclerTM units.  The partnership allows Hanover residents the opportunity to participate in an on-site food waste diversion solution that will reduce the amount of organic waste headed to the landfill. The Town will be offering 100 FoodCyclerTM units at a subsidized rate for residents, on a first come first serve basis.

An alternative to composting, FoodCyclerTM units, are a counter-top system that reduces food waste at home. Using a specialized grinding system, it produces odorless, nutrient -rich material that can be used as fertilizer. The FoodCyclerTM is capable of reducing food waste volume by up to 90% including meat, bones, pits and eggshells.

Interested program participants will have the option for unit sizes depending on their household needs:

  • FoodCyclerTM FC-30 - 2.5L capacity and ideal for households of 1-2 people for $150.00 plus HST
  • FoodCyclerTM Eco5 – 5.0L capacity and ideal for households of 3 or more people for $300.00 plus HST

Town of Hanover residents can register for the FoodCyclerTM Program as of March 8th via the Town website at hanover.ca/FoodCycler, or in person at the municipal office. Registration will continue until March 22nd.

Once the resident registration is approved, Food Cycle Science will provide an email link to the participant for the option to prepay for their unit online through Shopify. Residents that do not prepay will be required to provide payment at time of unit pickup.

The 100 units are scheduled to be available for pickup in early April. Pickup details will be provided to confirmed resident participants.

Residents confirmed to participate in the program will be expected to track for the 12-week period the amount of food waste they have diverted to estimate the total impact of the program.  When complete, the unit is theirs to keep.  Participants will be entered into a draw for a prize package once their tracking information is submitted.

For more information and to register, please go to hanover.ca/FoodCycler.

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Media Contact
Ron Cooper
Director of Public Works
519.364.2780 x 1229 
rcoooper@hanover.ca