Food Waste Reduction

Did You Know?

Produce represents the largest proportion of avoidable food waste.

The average garbage bag is one third organic waste!

$1,456 is the value of food thrown away each year in an average household.

 Reduction Tips

 There are a number of different ways in which you can reduce food waste. Here are a few tips to help you with your food reduction goals.

1. Shop Smart

Plan your meals, shop with a list and eat up those leftovers.

2. Keep It Fresh

Set your fridge to the correct temperature – between 2 degrees Celsius and 4 degrees Celsius.

3. Freeze It

From kale to tomatoes, you would be amazed at what you can freeze.

4. Compost It

If you can’t use it or freeze it, turn it into the best food for your garden.


For more great tips visit The Region of Peel's website at the link below. 

 Our Food Future
 The County of Wellington is embarking on a new joint initiative with the City of Guelph – Our Food Future. 


There are three goals of this collaboration:

  • 50% increase in access to affordable, nutritious food;
  • 50 new circular food business and collaboration opportunities; and
  • 50% increase in economic revenues by reducing or transforming food waste.


Learn all about our Smart Cities initiative in partnership with the City of Guelph at the link below. 

 Love Food Hate Waste
  • Did you know that over 60% of household food waste in Canada is avoidable?! 
  • Use it up! Keep it Fresh! Plan it out!
  • Learn what you can do to prevent food waste in your own home at the link below. 

 Buy Local

Not only are you supporting local farmers, and businesses by buying local, you are also doing your part to reduce air pollution and waste from excess packaging. 

To find local food vendors in Guelph and Wellington County please check out the link below. 


If you're like me, you probably have a few wilted stems of kale in the fridge, or couple of bruised tomatoes, or those leftovers that you just don't feel like eating for one more night in a row.

At the link below you will find a bunch of really great recipe ideas for those less than fresh veggies, and third day in a row leftovers.


Check it out! 

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