Appetite Grows for Food Waste Workshops

We are bringing back our Save Food Save Money workshops to help give residents the tools they need to reduce their food waste.

What’s it all about? 

Reducing food waste plays a major part in our plans to tackle the climate emergency. And it’s an easy way that everyone can have a positive impact on climate change and save money in the process.

While examining our waste strategy we discovered that 36 per cent of the average Kirklees grey bin is food waste, most of which could have been eaten. When asked, over 1,000 residents said that they wanted to reduce the amount of food thrown away and were interested in workshops to learn more.

The workshops, designed to help participants prevent unnecessary food waste, are led by local community food worker Bev. The three themed one-hour workshops will consist of top tips to help reduce food waste as well as a cooking demonstration. There will also be plenty of ways for participants to get involved including food quizzes and opportunities to ask questions. Participants will also be provided with helpful resources and pointers to further learning.

Colin Parr, Strategic Director for Environment and Climate Change, said:

“We are pleased to announce that our Save Money Save Food workshops are back. These workshops have been popular in the past and our waste engagement survey last year showed there is still an appetite for them.


Running the sessions online has presented some challenges, however hosting the workshops this way will hopefully help us to reach more residents across the borough and enable more people to take part. Each session will be repeated and run at different times of the day to make them as accessible as possible.”

Interested in taking part? 

Visit our website to find out more information and to book on to the dates of your choice.