Food waste

Avoid food waste

Fruit and vegitables

Reducing food waste at your place will save you money, time and our environment.

  • The reality is that on average households in NSW throw out $77 worth of food each week. That means on average $4000 per year per household
  • Food waste also affects our environment because when food breaks down in landfill it generates methane - a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide
  • Throwing away food means throwing away all the natural resources that went into growing, packaging, producing, transporting, selling and preparing your food

Food SmartĀ 

If you want to find out more about reducing food waste at your place, you can join MIDWASTE's free Food Smart program. You’ll receive a Food Smart kit with resources to get you on your way to reducing food waste.

You can begin reducing your food waste by following these six simple steps:

  1. Know your waste
  2. Plan your meals
  3. Shop with a list
  4. Perfect portion sizes
  5. Keep it fresh
  6. Love your leftovers

More information

For more ideas on making the most of the food you buy and reducing food waste visit 

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This is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.