A Beginner's Guide to Composting

Before we begin, we’d like to preface this article by stating that this composting process may not be exactly what you expected. Composting is traditionally a long and arduous process. Though very rewarding and helpful to our environment, just thinking about it can make some people exert a tremendous amount of energy. If you are looking for a balance between doing what’s right for the environment and enjoying a lifestyle of convenience, you owe it to yourself and your family to read further.

The Food Cycler by Food Cycle Science is a convenient, countertop appliance that turns food scraps into compost in 3 hours. No more traipsing outside with leftover spaghetti. No more aerating and watering your pile. No more waiting MONTHS - or even a YEAR - for the process to be completed. The Food Cycler produces a valuable soil amendment in 3 hours.

With the Food Cycler, you can follow these 4 easy steps to composting:

  1. Scrape leftover food - cooked and uncooked - right into the removable waste bucket. The Food Cycler will even compost some bones, pits, shells, meat and citrus rinds.

  2. Place the bucket inside the main unit, lock the lid and begin processing, Agitators quietly break down the food waste into small particles, while it is heated, decomposing and sterilizing the by-product entirely. The unique carbon filter system eliminates the odor completely, allowing for indoor use. The unit will automatically shut off.

  3. Once the processing is complete, you can mix the contents directly with your garden soil.  The entire process takes as little as 3 hours and requires no water, chemicals, venting or draining.

  4. No cost, no waste fertilizer! The organic residual is a nutrient-rich soil amendment, scientifically proven for optimal vegetation growth.

Admittedly, this process is a little different than the norm. As we begin to live more eco-friendly lifestyles, technology like the Food Cycler will allow us to do so while enjoying modern conveniences. Food Cycle Science has created a balance for those of us who struggle with doing what’s right and what’s comfortable. Learn more about the Food Cycler on our website at www.NoFoodWaste.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.