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FoodCycler™ by Casella

Food waste stinks. We can fix that!


Available in select communities today! Click your town below to sign up.

Mansfield, CT Vermont

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What if you could stop wasting food and put it to better use?

What if fruit flies left your kitchen and wildlife lost interest in your trash can?

What if you never had to lug a heavy, smelly, messy trash bag to the curb again?

What if you could enjoy all these benefits, while also helping the climate and building healthy soil?

FoodCycler™ is a countertop appliance that grinds and dries your food scraps. At the touch of a button, FoodCycler uses patented Vortech™ grinding and heat-treatment technology to transform your leftovers and trimmings into a dry, nutrient-rich product called Foodilizer™. Foodilizer is a great additive for your backyard compost, your lawn, or your garden. You can also bring it to a local farmer’s market or community garden.

Over 50,000 homes across North America are using FoodCycler, and this number is growing every day!

Here's how it works:

Step 1:

Throughout the day, collect your food scraps.

A woman using the wrong side of a knife to scrape food scraps into the FoodCycler™ waste bucket.
Interior - A woman starting her FoodCycler™ on her kitchen counter.

Step 2:

At bedtime, simply place the bucket into your appliance and press the start button.

Step 3:

Overnight, your food scraps are processed into a dry material resembling coffee grounds.

Graphic - Showing the inside of the FoodCycler™ bucket. Half of the graphic has food waste, the other has Foodilizer.
A woman pouring Fooodilizer into a glass candy jar.

Step 4:

Keep this material in a cool dry spot until you’re ready to use it in your garden or give it away.

Step 5:

Repeat! Your trash night is about to get way easier.


Available in select communities today! Click your town below to sign up.

Mansfield, CT Vermont

Don’t see your town listed? Click here to join our waitlist.



Over 50,000 North American households are already using FoodCycler™, so we are ready to answer your questions.


    Nearly any covered area with access to an outlet. The FoodCycler must be in a closed, dry environment where there is no risk of it being rained on or otherwise subjected to the elements. Possible locations include heated garages, basements, or your kitchen.


    The best cycle is one with a lot of variety. Please see the following page for a general list of what you can and cannot process in the FoodCycler Eco 5.


    In the FoodCycler Eco 5™, a typical cycle takes between 4-9 hours for the food waste to become completely dehydrated and processed.

    The time needed depends on the amount of food waste being processed, the density of the food wastes and the moisture levels contained in each. The unit’s cooling time lasts less than a half hour on average.


    Each cycle consumes approximately 1.5 kWh per cycle, which is roughly equivalent to having a desktop computer running for the same amount of time as the cycle. Depending on where you live, using the FoodCycler regularly should not cost you more than $2-$4 per month.

    The FoodCycler has built-in sensor technology that monitors the dryness and humidity of the food waste. Once complete, the unit will stop the cycle automatically.


    The carbon filters last between 3-6 months with regular use, or 500 cycle hours. Customers will automatically receive replacement filter media by mail every 6 months. To request an earlier refill, reach out via our app or email. The life expectancy of the carbon filters is determined by the moisture content of the food waste, and the natural odors of the food waste. Denser, wetter and smellier food wastes will go through filters faster than simple veggie scraps and eggshells. The filter light sensor is a guide only - the best indication of whether your filters require replacement is odor. Please see your device manual for instructions to reset the filter light.


    Foodilizer™ is the output of your FoodCycler™, produced by grinding and drying your food waste. It is not compost, but it can be used as an ingredient for compost.

    We recommend adding Foodilizer to your backyard compost pile if you have one. You could also share your Foodilizer with friends or neighbors who compost. See the “How to use your Foodilizer” section of the Resident Guide for more recommendations.

Terms And Conditions

You’ll be amazed at all the types of food you can feed your FoodCycler Eco 5. Download this poster for an easy reference.


Download the Acceptables Poster

Want to learn more? Take a sneak peek at the Resident Guide you’ll receive when you receive and unbox your very own FoodCycler.


Resident Guide PDF

What does it cost and what do I get?

Join the thousands who have discovered all the benefits of a better food waste solution. FoodCycler by Casella residential customers pay only $19.95/month and a one-time $50 setup fee. This amount includes the appliance, the countertop bucket, quarterly replenishment of carbon filter pellets, ongoing customer support, and a full product warranty*.



*The full product warranty covering manufacturing defects and performance issues is active for the entire duration of your service subscription, provided the unit is used as directed in the accompanying user manual. However, please be advised that the warranty may become void if the unit is misused, altered, tampered with, or disassembled. Misuse includes but is not limited to using the unit for purposes other than food waste recycling, operating the unit outdoors, or using unapproved accessories. Any attempt to repair or modify the unit, or any use of the unit in a manner contrary to the instructions provided, may result in voiding the warranty. In such cases, the unit's return and/or repair will be subject to charges at our discretion. We encourage our customers to reach out to our dedicated customer support team at with any concerns or questions regarding the proper use of the FoodCycler unit to ensure a satisfying and trouble-free experience.