May 3, 2020

Did you know that food waste accounts for 27% of the trash stream in MA and makes up 4,573 tons of Newton’s trash annually? In addition to RECYCLING your food waste by composting (see our tip in the February 2, 2020 Update), a very important way to manage food waste is to REDUCE it in the first place. Meal planning and using grocery lists can help ensure that you don’t over-buy. You can use this meal-prep tool ( to ensure that you’re only buying what you need at the grocery store.