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.
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.
The Shoreham Free Church
Worthing vegan foodbank
St Mary’s of the Angels Church Hall
Littlehampton community fridge
St. James’ Church Hall
1 East Ham Road
Horsham community fridge
Horsham Wellbeing Hub
Lower Tanbridge Way
Horsham district foodbank
App allowing you to share food with neighbours.
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.
FareShare redistribute food industry surplus which would otherwise be wasted to the people that need it most.