Food waste: Have your say on how it can be avoided

Closed 12 Jun 2022

Opened 9 May 2022


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We want to hear your views and experiences with food waste to help shape how we can reduce, and recycle more, food waste in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire homes produce at least 30,000 tonnes of food waste every year, enough to fill 250,000 wheelie bins. A staggering two thirds of that food waste was edible. 

With so much food waste produced, we want to understand:

  • how it’s produced, and
  • how we can help local people reduce food waste and recycle more of what is produced.

Wasting food has big impacts, it:

  • costs householders, the average family of four could save £60 per month
  • costs Buckinghamshire Council, we spend hundreds of thousands of pounds each year disposing of food waste that could have been eaten
  • has a negative impact on the planet. In fact, if food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest carbon emitter in the world, after USA and China!

What can we do to reduce food waste?

With such big impacts and the opportunities to do more locally, we want your views on food waste to help us understand how, why and what is wasted.

Taking part in this short survey will help us deliver campaigns to local people and look at our own services to really make a difference and combat food waste.

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How to have your say

You can tell us your views by completing the online survey using the link at the end of the page.

You can enter in a prize draw to win a £250 food shopping voucher at the end of the survey. 

If you have any questions about this activity, please email us at

Please tell us your views by midnight on Sunday 12 June 2022.

What happens next

All feedback received through this survey will be collated and analysed.

Your feedback will help to shape how Buckinghamshire Council engage with residents about reducing and recycling household food waste.


We will use the information you provide here only for this activity. We will store the information securely in line with data protection laws and will not share or publish any personal details. For more information about data and privacy, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.


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