Brisbane City Council's Food Waste program aims to reduce the volume of food waste going to Brisbane landfill each year.

Learn about food waste in Brisbane and simple changes you can make to save money and create a cleaner, greener city with less waste.

Every action adds up

Save Money Save Food challenge

Save Money Save Food is a free, three-week challenge to help you understand your food waste habits while providing helpful tips, hacks and recipes when you need them most.

Planning meals

Planning your meals and preparing a shopping list can help you save time and money and help to prevent food waste.

Prepare food

Check out our handy food tips to help your prepare meals, snacks and leftovers to and help reduce your food waste.

Store food

Knowing how to store food correctly can save money, time and food. 

Food waste in Brisbane

Food waste makes up 30% of Brisbane's general household waste. Reduce your food waste and save money, help the environment and eat a healthier diet.

Brisbane's top three most wasted foods

Brisbane's top three most wasted foods are bread, meat and salad greens. Find tips on how to prevent, reuse and recycle these items to keep them out of landfill and save you money.

Preventing food waste from school lunchboxes

Our food waste experts have selected the best tips to help parents and carers develop a food waste prevention routine when preparing school lunchboxes.

Grow It Local

Council through Grow It Local brings the online, local, 'grow' community to all residents. By signing up for free, you can access many benefits.

OzHarvest sponsorship

Council is a proud sponsor of OzHarvest – an organisation that rescues surplus food from commercial businesses and delivers it to charities around Brisbane that help feed people in need. Council has partnered with OzHarvest since 2019 to help fund three food rescue vans (called Sunny, Ozzie and Tuckerbox) that transport excess food that would have otherwise been wasted in landfill.

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