Food waste accounts for approximately 35% of household garbage found in the Sechelt Landfill. Diverting food from the landfill will help extend the life of the landfill which at our current rate of disposal, is scheduled to close in 2026.
Reducing your food waste is something you can start with a few small changes:
- Make the most of what you already have.
- Store your food in ideal conditions.
- Make it easy for everyone in your home.
- Buy only what you are going to use.
There are some great resources at Love Food, Hate Waste which offer further practical advice on how to reduce food waste in your home.
See below for some quick tips and located here are the types of materials that considered “regulated” cannot be mixed with your garbage.