Love food hate waste


In 2019, Ku-ring-gai Council will be giving residents the chance to take part in the EPA’s Love Food Hate Waste program. We are aiming to help improve eating habits, save you money and reduce food waste. Click the register button below to begin the challenge now.


How it works

It is free to join the 4-week Food Smart program and you will receive a toolkit with resources like bag clips, food huggers (silicone preservation covers for fruit and veg) and menu planners. You’ll also complete some surveys to show how your habits and food waste have changed.


Free events & prizes

By registering you will be invited to attend a range of events below. You will also go into the draw to win weekly prizes including books and sustainable products as you progress through the program. We will also have a grand prize to be announced.


Just Eat It! Movie Night

The movie provides a humorous yet practical view of mindfully buying, preparing and disposing of food.

Date: 7 Feb 2019

Time: 6 - 8pm

Venue: Roseville Cinema

Book online here

Waste Free Kitchen Workshop

Learn how to create healthy meals and snacks for busy households with zero waste.

Date: Wed 20 Feb

Time: 6 - 8pm

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Depot, Pymble.

Book online here

Crop Swap Event

Swap your herbs, veggies, fruit and seedlings with others.

Date: Sat 6 April

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Venue: West Pymble Community Garden.

Book online here

Dehydrating Food Workshop

Laurie from Crop Swap Australia discusses how to dehydrate and extend the life and flavours of food, tea, herbs and more.

Date: Fri 10 May

Time: 6 - 8pm

Venue: Ku-ring-gai Council Depot, Pymble.

Book online here

Get started

There will be two rounds of the program. You are welcome to participate in either one.

Round 1 - Feb/March 2019

Round 2 - Apr/May 2019

Begin the challenge


Register and complete online survey

Measuring your food waste over two days and sending us the results

During the challenge

Following the six steps in the action cards and using the items in the kit

Finishing the challenge


Measuring your food waste again to see if there were any changes and sending us the results.

Hot tips

Keep these in mind as you progress through the program.

  1. Know your waste
  2. Plan your meals
  3. Shop with a list
  4. Perfect your portions
  5. Store food correctly
  6. Love your leftovers 

More advice here

The Ku-ring-gai Council Sustainability team will email you at each stage of the program and is available to answer any questions on 9424 0893 or