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, Save Money workshops

Our free workshops are designed to help you save money and help reduce our impact on climate change by reducing waste.

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 two-hour workshop that covers the main three food saving themes.

For interested groups and organisations we can run workshops anywhere in Kirklees. We can also be booked to run a stall at your event, which includes food saving top tips and freebies.

Workshop themes


Effective meal planning, including how to buy just the right amount of food, how to avoid buying unnecessary items and planning meals throughout the week to make the most of your food.


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


Getting portions right to reduce leftovers and to further reduce food waste.

How the workshops are held

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

How to book

Fill in our online form

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Register your interest

After you've applied

  • We will email you when workshop dates have been released.
  • For groups and organisations, we will contact you for further information.

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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