Guidance for
Residential settings

Preventing waste in the first place

Here are a few tips to reduce your waste:

  • Donate surplus or unsold stock – donate surplus food to charity or have an employee fridge for products that they can eat or take home free of charge. Guidance is available on How food businesses must dispose of food and former foodstuffs.

  • Use paperless marketing methods;

  • Purchase recycled, refillable or reusable products wherever possible and

  • Provide water fountains for staff and residents to use and use reusable cups, crockery, and utensils.

There may be some costs to make these changes initially but increasing how much you recycle could reduce your waste disposal costs in the long run.