Buy What You Need, Eat What You Buy

Reducing food waste saves you money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. When we waste food, it’s not just the food that goes to waste, but also all the resources that went into producing that food (like water for growing crops and fuel for transporting them).

Take the quiz below to test your knowledge on food waste reduction.

Learn about reducing food waste and recycling food scraps in Ramsey and Washington counties.

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry is a fun video that offers a glimpse of all that is wasted when we waste food.

FoodKeeper App

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ FoodKeeper App helps you better understand food and beverage storage.

Save the Food

SavetheFood.com offers in-depth tips on food storage, meal planning, and cooking to help you reduce food waste.

Best by date

“Best by” dates might not mean what you think. Food is often safe to eat beyond those dates. Click to learn more about “best by” dates.

Minnesota Pollution Control

Participate in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Reduce Your Wasted Food Challenge.

Reducing food waste

Learn about reducing food waste and recycling food scraps in Ramsey and Washington counties.

For Partners

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For Businesses and Organizations
  • BizRecycling provides expert assistance and grants to help businesses reduce waste (including food waste!) and recycle better.
  • Food recovery grants support programs in Ramsey and Washington counties that recover surplus, edible food from businesses, organizations and/or farmer’s markets for distribution to people in need.