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Food waste

Over a third of food waste end up in rubbish bins across Hertfordshire. Disposal costs are higher when this food ends up in landfill. It also creates harmful greenhouse gases.

Each year, 2.5 million could be saved in Hertfordshire if more food waste was recycled.
Food waste in landfill creates methane, a harmful greenhouse gas 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
A bowl of rice.


Take a look at our freezing guide for tips on freezing your bread, dairy, fruit and veg.

Find out about composting your leftovers and get a discount on home composters.

Visit Love Food Hate Waste for tips on food planning, storage, recipes and money saving.