Explore the resources below to learn more about the value of creating a regenerative community food system and how you can be part of the movement in your home, business, or community.

Food Waste

  • 40% of all food produced is wasted; 20% during processing and transport, another 10% at retail outlets, and another 10% by individual consumers.
  • If “food waste” were a country it would be the third largest emitter of climate pollution in the world, just after China and the United States.

Use the step-by-step directions as a guide to getting started with the Waste No Food app. Make sure to got to the app store on your smartphone and search for “Waste No Food”. Then download the app and click sign up.

All users (excluding non-profits) must review, sign and submit the Waste No Food User Agreement before they complete their first transaction.

The Waste No Food Tampa Bay member badge honors businesses and non-profits that consistently utilize the WNF app. Members may download and display the badge on their website or print and display at their organization or place of business.

Learn why composting is a valuable component of creating a regenerative community food system and learn how you can get started composting today.

All users who will collect or receive food scraps for compost must review, sign and submit the Compost Agreement before they complete their first transaction on the Waste No Food app.

Need additional buckets? You can request additional buckets with lids for saving your food scraps for compost by clicking below or by submitting a request in the Special Instructions section of the Waste No Food app.

Tips for posting in the Waste No Food app

Tips for posting excess/edible food:

  • If you are posting a donation of excess food, please enter a brief description with the type of food and the amount of food  in the Food Description field.
    Example: Food Description – 1 x 10 gallon bag of rolls or 4 lb of potatoes
  • If you request a morning or late afternoon pick-up for your donation, please consider posting your request early, with the date and time specified. This will help the recipients, non-profits and others, organize pick-up with ease. Please click below to ask a question about using WNF.
  • If your donation is not claimed and/or collected within 24 hours of posting, please re-post the donation.
  • When donating excess food, please make sure to enter a time range for pick up that is mindful of your closing hours, in the WNF app. Also enter THE QUANTITY of food as apx pounds, apx # of meals, and apx people that could be served. That way charities will know if it is within their capacity and worth their time to travel to collect it. Include any other pertinent information in the Special Instructions section at the bottom – such as a contact name, which door to use, and whether or not the food is currently refrigerated.

Tips for posting food scraps:

  • Please post 1-3 buckets at a time. Most donors are posting once or twice a week – this is a good schedule to follow as this amount and frequency of pick ups is manageable for our current recipients.  Most recipients have two or three buckets, so if you post 4 or more buckets, you may end up with fewer clean buckets in return.
  • If you are posting a donation of food scraps, please enter the number of full buckets in the Food Description field. Example: Food Description – 3 x buckets food scraps. 
  • If you are posting a donation of food for animal feed, please enter a brief description with the food and the amount of food in the Food Description field.  Example: Food Description – 100 pumpkins for animals/compost.
  • Please remember to not over fill or pack the buckets. This causes the rims on the lids to break and it makes storing and transporting much more difficult.
  • If you request a morning or late afternoon pick-up for your donation, please consider posting your request early, with the date and time specified. This will help the recipients, non-profits and others, organize pick-up with ease. Please click below to ask a question about using WNF.
  • If your donation is not claimed and/or collected within 24 hours of posting, please re-post the donation.
  • If you need additional buckets with lids for saving your food scraps please click above or submit a request in the Special Instructions section of the WNF app.