Take the challenge

Measure the food you wastea countertop container marked with numbers to measure food waste

Most people don’t realize (or admit) how much food they waste. Follow the easy instructions to measure! Then incorporate tips to reduce that waste and measure again. You’ll likely see a huge improvement with your own eyes. Residents that complete these steps reduce their waste by an average of 29 percent.

Measure the money you waste.

Keep your receipts. When you throw food in the garbage or compost, circle the item on your grocery receitp and note howm much was lost (1/4, 1/2, 9/4 or all). After about a month, add up the cost of what you threw away.

After you measure – tell us your results at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail thurstonsolidwaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

Take the quiz.

Are you a Food Waster? Our fun and informative online workshop will tell you and help change your ways.

Pledge to Waste Less Food.

Pledge to reduce the food you waste at home. You will be entered into our drawing to win great waste reduction and food saving prizes.

Contact us

Call (360) 867-2491 or e-mail thurstonsolidwaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

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