County residents will have the opportunity of piloting an at-home composter to reduce the amount of organic waste headed to landfill sites, climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay said.

In partnership with Food Cycle Science, the County will be offering 500 FoodCycler units at a subsidized price.

If more than 500 households apply, there will be a lottery.

Participants have to gather data over a three-month period.

Two units are being offered: the FC-30, for $100 plus tax, and the larger capacity Maestro, for $200 plus tax.

To register, visit Registration closes March 17.

All registrants will be emailed about the status of their participation. Questions can be directed to McKay at 705-286-1333 ext. 242 or