Reduce Wasted Food At Home
Food scraps and food-soiled paper are the largest single item in our waste stream -- making up approximately 35% of what we throw away in Alameda County.
Food is too essential to throw away. By making small shifts in how you shop, prepare and store food, you can toss less, eat well, simplify your life, save money and keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute food from going to waste.
Wasted food is a growing problem with profound financial and environmental impacts. Wasted food refers to edible food that is not eaten for one reason or another. Inedible food scraps such as banana peels, apple cores and bones are not included—they should be composted.
Check out the downloadable tools below and food-saving tips linked in the sidebar at right, and also visit our website at StopFoodWaste.org for dozens of tips and tricks to save money by Planning Well, Storing Well and Eating Well!
Got wasted food in your fridge? Our 10-minute fridge clean-out will tell you how much food is going un- eaten in your home and give you easy tips to cut down on wasted food!
Learn which fruits and vegetables stay fresh longer inside or outside the fridge with this storage guide. Post the guide on your fridge for quick reference.
Use this printable shopping list to plan meals for the upcoming week with ingredients you already have.
Place this sign inside your fridge to designate an area for foods that need to be eaten soon.