Waste & Recycling Services Update – October 2020

Save food in the spirit of Waste Reduction Week

Preventing or reducing food waste at home is one way you can help achieve Calgary’s waste reduction goals. Saving food also saves you money – the average Canadian throws $1,100 of food away each year.

Try these tips for saving good food from being tossed in the bin:

  • Freeze holiday food scraps for soup stock, such as turkey bones, herbs, and celery and carrot tops.
  • Apples ripen 6 to 10 times faster at room temperature. Store apples in the low humidity drawer of the fridge in a breathable bag to maintain freshness.
  • Designate the top shelf of your fridge for leftovers and pre-cut vegetables and fruit, so nothing gets forgotten at the back of the fridge.

For food scraps you can’t save, learn how to sort it right at calgary.ca/greencart.

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