Food waste

Tackling food waste collections in West Sussex.

Food waste makes up a staggering 40 per cent of the average household general waste bin in West Sussex. 

Approximately 70 per cent of food waste is avoidable, so waste prevention is the preferred solution as it is more economical and sustainable. The West Sussex Waste Partnership (WSWP) is looking to tackle food waste, in the first instance, through the Fight Against Food Waste prevention campaign. 

Alongside this, the WSWP is also undertaking trials of separate food waste collections to further reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.

To see how food waste is currently processed see our General waste page.

Food rescue

The West Sussex Waste Prevention Team are working with the food partnerships across the county. We aim to encourage our residents to share their surplus food, to help those in food poverty and prevent some of this wastage. Services available are listed below.

  • Shoreham foodbank

    Address: 
    The Shoreham Free Church
    Huntingdon Hall
    Buckingham Road
    Shoreham-By-Sea
    West Sussex
    BN43 6WF

    Worthing vegan foodbank

    Address:
    St Mary’s of the Angels Church Hall
    Richmond Road
    Worthing
    BN11 4BL

     

  • Littlehampton community fridge

    Address:
    St. James’ Church Hall
    1 East Ham Road
    Littlehampton
    BN17 7AN

    Website: https://faredivide.org.uk

  • Horsham community fridge

    Address:
    Horsham Wellbeing Hub
    The Forum
    Lower Tanbridge Way
    Horsham
    RH12 1PQ

    Website: https://faredivide.org.uk

    Horsham district foodbank

    Address:
    Micah House
    Blatchford Road
    Horsham
    RH13 5QR

    Phone: 030 012 40204
    Website: https://horshamdistrict.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food

  • OLIO

    App allowing you to share food with neighbours.

    Websitehttps://olioex.com

  • UK Harvest

    UK Harvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation and education charity, eliminating hunger and food waste by redistribution of food. They collect surplus food from all types of food providers, delivering it direct and free of charge to charities.

    Website: https://www.ukharvest.org.uk

    FareShare Sussex

    FareShare redistribute food industry surplus which would otherwise be wasted to the people that need it most.

    Website: https://faresharesussex.org.uk