Your path to a waste-free kitchen.

Food waste adds up.
Know the cost.

When food goes in the trash, so do resources, time, and money. Save on all three with small changes to your cooking and shopping habits. Get started today. 

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Save food and money

Your food saving journey starts here. We’ve got ideas to help you use food well. Get ready to learn, plan, and get creative.

Food waste impacts people, the environment, and our pocketbooks. Learn the facts to make a difference.

Reducing food waste helps the planet.

Eliminating 50% of Washington food waste could reduce greenhouse gases by the equivalent of 2 million tons of carbon dioxide.

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Washington generated 1 million tons of food waste in 2021.

That included half a million tons of edible food sent to landfills and would have been enough to make 105 meals for every person in Washington State.

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Food waste costs the average family $1,500 per year.

That's $125 every month to put toward other expenses or saving for a trip.

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Reducing food waste helps the planet.

Eliminating 50% of Washington food waste could reduce greenhouse gases by the equivalent of 2 million tons of carbon dioxide.

Green and red apples falling into a garbage can.

Washington generated 1 million tons of food waste in 2021.

That included half a million tons of edible food sent to landfills and would have been enough to make 105 meals for every person in Washington State.

Green shapes rising out of garbage can.

Food waste costs the average family $1,500 per year.

That's $125 every month to put toward other expenses or saving for a trip.

Produce and money falling into a garbage can.
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Food waste is a problem.
Be the solution.

Here are simple ways you can make a big difference.

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Plan and cook

Plan before you shop and cook to prevent food waste.

Make a plan
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Keep food fresh

Extend your food’s life with practical storage tips.

Stay fresh
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Donate food

Donate food locally to share the food you can’t use. 

Sharing is caring
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Feed the soil

Transform everyday scraps into rich, nourishing compost.

Start composting

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