Reduce your waste

The best way to manage waste while saving costs, is to eliminate or reduce the waste you produce. Actions to reduce waste include:  

  • reducing packaging and avoiding non-recyclable packaging 
  • reducing offcuts and rejects 
  • purchasing material in bulk 
  • only printing when necessary 
  • using concentrated cleaning products in refillable containers 
  • reusing packaging onsite or returning to supplier to be reused  

Resources to help reduce food waste can be found on The Guardians of Grub website, which has a cost savings calculator. Suggested actions include: 

  • using daily specials to use up surplus ingredients 
  • monitoring ordering to reduce spoilage 
  • redistributing surplus food to community groups 
  • reselling surplus food to companies 
  • diverting food waste from landfill through food waste collections from the Council's commercial waste services or waste management companies