The green organics bin is collected weekly.
Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper before putting it in the green bin. You can also use paper or cardboard to line your bin.
Reducing food waste
Kiwi families throw out 79 kilos of uneaten food every year. That’s about $560 and 3 trolley loads going straight into the red-lidded bin off to landfill.
Along with other Councils in the country, we're proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign, which aims to turn this problem around. Love Food Hate Waste will inform, inspire and enable Cantabrians to waste less food and save money.
The Love Food Hate Waste website(external link) is a great resource for all New Zealanders to use, with recipes, practical tools, tips and techniques to reduce your own food waste.
Christchurch City Council will be partnering with organisations, community groups and food waste champions to deliver helpful workshops. We’ll also be getting out and about across the City with our Love Food Hate Waste stand at events throughout the year. If you see us, please come and say 'Hi'. We’ll have information for you to take away, practical giveaways and competitions with great prizes.
Love Food Hate Waste is targeting the problem of household food waste. There are simple things we can all do which also save us money, so why not check out the website to learn how today.
During these two hour masterclasses, you will learn how to reduce your food waste through meal planning, smart shopping and smart storage.
You will learn about the first in first out approach/method, the difference between use by and best before dates and when all else fails the last resort options.
You will also take home a gift from the Christchurch City Council of $100 worth of goodies designed to help you reduce your food waste.
Find out more on the Food Lovers Masterclass events page.