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Love Food Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste
We all connect to food in some way. Whether we plant it, buy it, cook it, or eat it, food is something we can all enjoy. But each year NSW households throw away 800,000 tonnes of food. That's $1036 of food each year per household.

To help residents waste less food, save money and our environment, Council has partnered with the NSW Government ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ program. 

Food waste makes up 40% of household garbage. So there's a lot of room for improvement. Love Love Food Hate Waste provides practical tips and tools that can be used every day like planning your meals, preparing a shopping list, and learning how to best store your food. 

To save upwards of $1,000 on your annual food bill, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for tips on buying, cooking and storing food to reduce waste. You’ll also find recipes showing you how to cook new, exciting meals from leftovers, as well as a handy serving size calculator which helps you cook just the right amount of staple foods.

Quick tips to save food and money
Buying too much, cooking too much and not storing food correctly are the main reasons for wasting food and grocery money. Top tips to waste less food, save money and our environment include: 
  • Plan your meals to save time and money
  • Write a shopping list after checking your fridge, freezer and cupboard
  • Measure serving sizes to cook the right amount
  • Store food correctly to keep it fresher for longer
  • Use your leftovers for an easy weeknight meal
  • Choose to eat food in season
  • Buy local produce

For recipes, serving size calculator and tips, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.