Calling all home chefs and bakers!

Enter your recipe for the chance of it being included in the 2016 edition of Nottinghamshire’s Love Your Leftovers cookbook.

The average family wastes up to £700 a year on food that could have been eaten but that gets thrown away, so to try to reduce that amount, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) are seeking to update the popular free food waste reduction cook book, ‘Love Your Leftovers’, the first edition of which was taken home by over 20,000 residents. 

Your entry could be sweet, savoury, snack or a helpful tip, all will be considered and credited to you. It must be a trusted favourite that you’ve tried many times, and must be your own original recipe or helpful tip. For further information please see the website:

If you would like to find out more, you can visit the Recycle for Nottinghamshire team at the Nottinghamshire County Show at Newark Showground next weekend (14th & 15th May). While there you can watch inspirational food waste reduction cookery demonstrations in the food experience tent, find out more about the cookery book as well as information about recycling and waste reduction and while take part in the free prize draw to win a Kindle at the Nottinghamshire at the Recycle for Nottinghamshire stand.

Victoria Moore Communications Manager for Veolia, said: ‘We’re looking for 10 original recipes that make great tasting dishes and five top tips that are based on a clever idea. Nottinghamshire residents told us that bread, salad, fruit and vegetables are some of the top foods wasted so why not try to use some of these in your recipes..
The Recycle for Nottinghamshire team will read all entries and make the shortlist before contacting the winners.

Anyone in Nottinghamshire can enter, either as an adult, child, community group, school or local chef. Entries must be submitted by Friday 15th July 2016.
For hints, tips and recipes on how to make the best of the food that we buy and save up to £60 a month, visit