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, interaction with our community food worker so you can ask questions, and helpful pointers to further learning.

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.

The workshops will be held on Microsoft Teams. You don't need to install Microsoft Teams to join, but it will enhance your experience if you do.

If you choose not to install the app then you can still access the workshop on Teams using your web browser. We suggest Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for the best experience.

We will be holding more dates

We will also offer them in person in the community when it is safe to do so.

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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