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Compost Tech From The Best (Win!)

May 8, 2023

We love our Vitamix blender, and now the brand has put something new on the … table. The FoodCycler Eco 5 by Vitamix is a new-generation FoodCycler that’s a premium upgrade sized to address the food waste of an entire household with a streamlined look.

Technology from Food Cycle Science Corporation, Vitamix’s tech partner, turns food waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used for gardening, reducing the volume of food waste by a whopping 90 per cent in just a few hours. The machine has 5 litres of food-waste capacity (larger than the previous generation) and features a refillable carbon filter, creating less waste than disposable versions. It’s also a step up in terms of style: lightweight, quiet, easy-to-use and odourless, the Eco 5 is compact with a sleek profile and rounded edges, so it can be stored anywhere with a nearby outlet, from the countertop to under the sink, in the garage or in a closet. The collection bucket is removable and can be moved around the kitchen wherever it is convenient to gather food waste. When you are ready to process the food waste, simply place the bucket in the Eco 5 and press the start button. The Eco 5 works by quietly pulverizing the food waste while at the same time aerating and heating it. The result is a dry, nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used for gardening applications. The Eco 5’s unique grinding system is so effective that it can break down nearly every type of food waste—including meat, bones and shells—into a dry, fine powder.

Curious about food waste? Decomposing food waste is responsible for about 6 per cent of all global greenhouse gas, according to a 2018 study published in Science, a peer-reviewed journal. To put that in context, the impact from food waste is roughly three times that of all global emissions from aviation. And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, food is one of the largest categories of household waste, making up 21.5 per cent of all municipal solid waste. By greatly shrinking or eliminating their food waste, families could reduce their overall waste stream by nearly a quarter. “We are facing a global food waste crisis, and this technology empowers ordinary families to easily take ownership of the problem, and reduce or eliminate their own food waste stream in a clean and convenient process,” says Bradley Crepeau, CEO at Food Cycle Science.

With the Eco 5, you can feel good about combatting food waste and enjoy a simple, mess-free alternative to traditional composting that fits on your kitchen counter. Sounds like a Vitamix win-win to us! —Vita Daily


Win! A $820 Vitamix FoodCycler Eco 5!

Congrats Shannon N. of Sherbrooke, QC, who will receive a $820 Vitamix FoodCycler Eco 5! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Ammie

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Compositing outside in garden but which could lead to years.

  2. Rebecca

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:19 am

    We have an organics bin and compost outside
    Ig: @tenandeightcreations

  3. Klara

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:23 am

    I try to recycle when I can and reuse bags/takeout containers


  4. Bonnie Sibley

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:23 am

    I have a compost bucket in the kitchen and then transfer to a garden composter @bonnie.sibley

  5. Vana Nira

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Use compost for gardening @safiresole

  6. Carole Wilson

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Composting outside in our garden

  7. Carole Wilson

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Composting in our garden

  8. Risa

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Compost bin and outside garden @hibonart

  9. Tara

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:44 am

    We have a compost bin in our garden that takes a lot longer to be ready. @triedbytara

  10. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:45 am

    We put our leftovers and food items in our compost container and once a week it goes in our city green bin for pickup

  11. Toby Sharpe

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:50 am

    We have a compost bin that we use every day that is picked up by the city weekly.

  12. Michelle Debattista

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:52 am

    I use the city composting bin and eeekly pickup.


  13. Natalie Grist

    May 9th, 2023 at 10:10 am

    We compost in an outside bin the town picks up weekly:)


  14. Melissa

    May 9th, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Our compost pile in the yard @ehloha

  15. Denise Pare-Watson

    May 9th, 2023 at 10:51 am

    We are avid recyclers- we strive to reduce waste in many ways. Most of our vegetable scraps and bones get saved for bone broth. Many household items are up-cycled and repurposed. #nowaste

  16. Selena Halliburton

    May 9th, 2023 at 11:02 am

    I recycle my compost by putting it in my vegetable garden.

  17. Elaine G

    May 9th, 2023 at 11:04 am

    I put it in my gardens

  18. Jan J.

    May 9th, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Compost bucket on our kitchen counter.

    IG @caperwheeljan

  19. Rose Ardanaz

    May 9th, 2023 at 11:40 am

    By putting it into a small kitchen container, that is then taken out to our green garbage bin outside


  20. Rachel C.

    May 9th, 2023 at 11:43 am

    right now we compost out in the garden only. this would be be much more convenient!


  21. Cathy erdle

    May 9th, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    My greens just go in the green bin – but I wd love this vitamix food cycler to create good soil from my veg scraps! @cathyerdle

  22. Al

    May 9th, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Organics bin when I’m at work. Unfortunately, the condo that I live in doesn’t have the organic/composting system. Having one of these would help with the stuff ending up in the garbage.

  23. Gina Carofiglio

    May 9th, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Wow I use m’y compost un m’y gardens

  24. Gina Carofiglio

    May 9th, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Wow thanks Ibuse m’y compost un m’y gardens


  25. Helen Cichon

    May 9th, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    I have a certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat garden I built 5 years ago at the back of my property. It’s loaded with native and perennial pollinator friendly plants. It’s primary purpose is to save all pollinators. It’s organic and pesticide free and all compost is mixed with organic soil. ♻️

  26. Erin

    May 9th, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve been using the original beige bin that came with house, it takes a long time to compost enough to cover all the yellow spots my pooch has made, the food cycler would definitely speed up the process, for a nice green lawn for the kids.

  27. Pnina Lutwak

    May 9th, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    I put into our garden


  28. Shantel

    May 9th, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    We use our region’s compost bin

  29. Rita Duff

    May 9th, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    we have compost bins that are picked up weekly, but would be nice

  30. Cindy Naherny

    May 9th, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    I compost all the time and use it in my vegetable garden and flower beds

    525broomcat IG

  31. laurel jones

    May 9th, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    i have several big compost piles and a rotating drum.

  32. Carole D

    May 9th, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    The city as a green compost bin program. I would this option better as I could use my on compost for my garden.


  33. Neil Anderson

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    We have an organics bin and compost outside and we have chickens that get a lot of it. @nbanders

  34. M.S. Thompson

    May 9th, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    We put food waste into city’s food and yard waste recycling green bin @SThompson788

  35. caroline vaillancourt

    May 10th, 2023 at 6:39 am

    on compost et recycle énormément a la maison

  36. Tabby72

    May 10th, 2023 at 7:12 am

    My city composts it. @tabby_1972

  37. Monique L.S.

    May 10th, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Our compost gets picked up by the town. I like the idea of turning into a nutritious soil for the garden.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  38. MaryM

    May 10th, 2023 at 8:51 am

    collect my compost and it gets picked up every week by the town. @maryandcedar

  39. Bev Goertz

    May 10th, 2023 at 11:15 am

    I compost at home and at work! It turns into wonderful soil for the garden!
    Thank you for this AWESOME contest and chance to win this AMAZING GENEROUS PRIZE!!

  40. Lana Hood

    May 10th, 2023 at 11:24 am

    I put scraps in ice cream pail under sink and when full take out to compost pile in backyard

  41. Yvonne Lukowski

    May 10th, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Small bits in the garden and then the rest for pick up, but this way we can add all of it to the garden! We love growing our veggies and flowers.


  42. Teresa H

    May 10th, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    In the compost bin


  43. jan

    May 10th, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    Currently goes to greens pickup.

  44. Toni Marie Fernandes

    May 11th, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Some of it goes into our soil!


  45. Kristy mb

    May 11th, 2023 at 5:15 am

    I do not currently do anything with compost as I haven’t been sure where to start


  46. Pat Beisel

    May 11th, 2023 at 5:50 am

    I put it in the garden.

  47. Lisa Hallman

    May 11th, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    We have a kitchen compost, but it goes
    to the region. However, we also throw
    bad food into our garden that operates as
    compost over winter.

  48. Mary D.

    May 11th, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    My strata has a green bin, but I would love to compost at home to use for my plants.

  49. Kelli Brost

    May 11th, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I use my outside compost bin


  50. Mary

    May 12th, 2023 at 11:47 am

    By reusing them as plant food.

  51. Wanda Tracey

    May 12th, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    I save scraps of peelings, egg shells and coffee grinds to put in my vegetable garden but would really appreciate a Vitamix blender to help me compost. I love planting a garden every year to grow vegetables.

  52. Maureen Liz Beisel

    May 12th, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    I compost my coffee grounds and egg shells to the garden! @akathenan

  53. Danny M

    May 13th, 2023 at 8:20 am

    We have a backyard composter. Thanks for the opportunity.

  54. Wendy Hutton

    May 13th, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Currently it goes in the trash, would love a composter @wghutton

  55. Ron Friesen

    May 13th, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    We always have a lot of produce waste and we put it in the weekly compost bin. @dogdadwalking

  56. Kimberley C

    May 14th, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Our county has a composting program and we compost in our garden!

  57. John Leung

    May 14th, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    We’ve been recycling our compost and even started vermicomposting to teach our kids the importance of food and growing it ourselves.


  58. Jenelle Fraser

    May 14th, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    I use a compost bin! Some of it goes into the balcony garden. @jenelleefraser

  59. Rocelle Dimailig

    May 14th, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    We put our compost in a compost bin

  60. Shiwei lin

    May 14th, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Bought lomi already


  61. Alisa Petrisch

    May 15th, 2023 at 7:22 am

    I use compost to blend into my potting soil, in my garden bed and around my fruit trees.


  62. Carol Huang

    May 15th, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    We use a food scraps container that our city collects weekly 🙂


  63. Melanie Camirand

    May 15th, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Right now I have no way of doing it especially as there is no collect where I live.

  64. Tiesha Dorleans

    May 15th, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    I use them for my indoor plants @SweetTD93

  65. Wanda B

    May 15th, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    We try not to waste too much, but whatever we have goes directly into our small garden. It would be nice to be able to recycle food in this lovely appliance first before adding to our garden.

  66. Chad

    May 15th, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    I use a regular compost pail. I also use some food scraps like egg shells and coffee grounds In the garden. This would be perfect to use all our food waste and use it all in the garden @chadmi1

  67. Jiajie Dong

    May 16th, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Use it to grow veggies in my backyard


  68. Aixin Zheng

    May 16th, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    In my backyard compost bin


  69. Amanda Masters

    May 16th, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    We have city provided bins for most but some items are separated for my garden to enrich the soil.

  70. Louise Lormestoir

    May 16th, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    In my garden @bella_loulou1

  71. Johanna Newman

    May 16th, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    I use a compost bin. OMG, this would be so much easier. Perfect for my garden. 🌷🌹🌻🪻🌺


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