Preventing food waste
Preventing waste in the first place is the best environmental outcome. Wasting food also wastes money, and the considerable energy, water and other resources used to produce food.
- Reduce food waste: The EPA's Love Food Hate Waste grants and other assistance help businesses and other organisations understand and prevent food waste.
- Donate surplus food: EPA programs and support are available to promote food rescue.
Recycling business food waste
If you cannot prevent or donate food waste, recycling is the next best option to manage food waste and avoid sending it to landfill.
- How to do a waste review
- Case study: Rose and Crown, Parramatta
- Case study: Rosetta
- Case study: Old Fellow
- Case study: Angelo's Bay
Free Bin Trim assessments and rebates
Save on waste through Bin Trim. This EPA program provides businesses with assessments and rebates, to help them cut food and other waste, and boost recycling and reuse.
Circulate, NSW EPA Industrial Ecology Program
For medium to large enterprises, the EPA provides industrial ecology support. This program funds facilitators who work with organisations across NSW to improve their environmental practices. Business networks strive to recover food and other types waste and reuse it, with benefits including greater efficiency, lower costs and wiser resource use.