In an average year, UK households waste 4.5 million tonnes of edible food. Reducing food waste is an easy way to have an impact on climate change. Food waste is not currently recyclable in Kirklees, but composting is a great way of putting any inedible scraps to good use.

Save Food Workshops

Help save the planet, and your hard-earned money, by reducing your food waste. Our free Save Food Save Money workshops are designed to do just that.

There are three themed one-hour sessions, designed to help prevent unnecessary food waste at every stage, from planning your shop, to dealing with leftovers. All workshops include top tips, a cooking demonstration, and time with our community food worker so you can ask questions and get helpful pointers to further learning.

We also offer a one-off, two hour workshop that covers the main three food saving themes.

You can also book us to run a Save Food stall at your event - this includes food saving top tips and freebies.

Workshop themes


Effective meal planning, including how to buy just the right amount of food and how to avoid buying unnecessary items.


The best storage options for different foods to keep it fresher for longer.


Getting portions right to reduce leftovers and compleating your eating to further reduce food waste.

How the workshops are held

Workshops are booked as a course of three sessions, one hour per week, or a one off, two hour workshop. We offer in-person workshops and workshops held on Microsoft Teams.

Tell us if you would like to attend a workshop

Fill in our simple online form to choose your preferred workshop dates.

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Book on a Save Food Workshop

After you've applied

  • We will confirm if you have a place on the workshop.
  • If you have a confirmed place on the workshop we will send you a link to join and step-by-step instructions by email nearer the date of your chosen workshop.

Hints and tips

  • Love Food Hate Waste - Great hints and tips to help make the most of the food you buy.
  • Composting - Make your garden bloom with your own homemade compost. Vegetable peelings, tea bags eggshells, grass cuttings, garden prunings, twigs and hedge clippings, shredded paper and cardboard are a few of the items that can be composted.
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