Love Food Hate Waste

According to the CRD's 2022 Solid Waste Stream Composition Study, avoidable food waste such as wilted lettuce, stale bread and meat leftovers made up 63% of all organics sent to the landfill.

Composting is better than sending it to the landfill, but preventing food waste in the first place has an even greater impact. Avoidable food waste often comes from buying or cooking too much, not using what you have, or not storing food properly.

There are steps we can take to cut down food waste in our region, including reducing the amount of food waste we produce, donating food that is still edible, or composting.

Love Food Hate Waste Canada

The average Canadian household wastes 140kg of food per year, adding up to roughly $1,300. Reducing food waste not only saves you money at the grocery store, it also reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and saves vital airspace at Hartland Landfill.

With prices on the rise in the capital region, many are feeling the pinch. Grocery shopping is one part of our day-to-day life where there are plenty of opportunities for savings–and there’s an added bonus to shopping smarter: less food waste!

5 Ways With Commonly Wasted Foods

We often waste food because we don't know what to do with it. 5 Ways With Commonly Wasted Foods gives you creative solutions to prevent food waste with these foods:

For more tips on how to reduce food waste check out Love Food Hate Waste Canada.