Reduce and reuse

Food waste

Wasting food waste is a big problem in the UK. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink at home every year. Most of it could have been eaten. It costs us £12.5bn a year and is bad for the environment too.

Reduce the amount of food waste that you throw away and find handy recipe tips to use your leftovers, information on date labelling, portion sizes and storage on the Love Food Hate Waste website.

Composting your odds and ends is a great way to turn something old and unusable into something new and useful. Find out more about home composting get a discounted kit.

There will always be odds and ends that can’t be used, such as coffee grounds, banana skin, orange peel, and tea bags. Our weekly food waste service collects these.

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