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In Newcastle, around 30% of our red lid general waste bin is food waste. We throw away an average of 2.6kg of food waste per household per week. That's over 135kg per household each year. Across City of Newcastle, we throw away 8,650 tonnes of food each year, just from our homes.
There are many simple things we can do to reduce the amount of food waste we're throwing away.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.