It's Food Waste Action Week

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Recycling and waste

for the Horsham District

Wasting food feeds climate change. Food Waste Action Week 2021


It's Food Waste Action Week!

This week is Food Waste Action Week - an entire week dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting things you can do that will help make wasting food a thing of the past.

Take the challenge

Food waste audit

How much of our rubbish is food waste?

41.5% of the rubbish in an average Horsham District bin is made up of food waste.

Sometimes residents are happy for us to audit their bins so we can see what is thrown away. Here are the contents from a real general waste bin where we found that 35% was food waste. It’s easily done, but it’s also easily avoided.

Tips to reduce your food waste

The good news is that there a few simple things your family can do to reduce food waste.

  • Shop smart by planning meals, making a shopping list and buying seasonal produce
  • Batch cook and freeze the rest.
  • Before throwing food out, consider whether it can be frozen to be used another day
  • Think about how any leftovers can be used to form the basis of another meal, such as soups, sauces or sandwiches
  • Compost any peelings and eggshells.

Buy a discounted compost bin from Waste Prevention West Sussex

NHS Eat Well: How to store food and leftovers

Change4Life family meal planners

Will the Council be organising food waste collections in Horsham District?

The Government has committed to roll out separate household food waste collection across the country in its Environment Bill.

We are currently working with other West Sussex councils to develop a strategy for dealing with food waste.