During Christmas and January the amount of waste collected in Rother increases significantly. A good proportion of this extra waste is discarded food. Here are some tips to try and reduce the amount of festive food that ends up going in your bin.

To put things in perspective last Christmas in the UK you could have sat 4 million people around a very large table and put a plateful of Christmas food in front of every single person using the food that ended up being thrown away. That’s a shocking amount of wasted food!

Before we can be accused of being a little Ebenezer Scrooge there is good news! you can still enjoy a Christmas with plenty of food but very little waste with a bit of forward planning and a few helpful tips.

Here are a few websites with good advice, leftover recipes and other helpful tips to make sure the food you have this Christmas ends up in tummies and not in your wheelie bin.