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Wise on Waste Food Business Project

NSW businesses send more than 400,000 tonnes of food to landfill each year. In response to this Cessnock City Council is undertaking a project directed at food businesses in the local area.  The key messages of the Wise on Waste (WoW) project are to reduce food waste and increase the rate of recycling.  

 30 local food businesses participated in this exciting and much needed project.

Throughout the WoW project participating businesses learned about:

  1. Saving money by using more food ingredients and helping them to stay fresher for longer.
  2. Reducing their waste service and waste bills.
  3. Reducing their environmental impact by sending less waste to landfill thus reducing greenhouses gas production.

Local businesses can receive an information kit on how to reduce waste in their business by emailing

Participating businesses

Angel's Place   Heddon Greta Hotel   Le's Bakery and Coffee
Australia Hotel   Hotel Cessnock   MG's Buffet & Grill (at Cessnock Ex-Services Club)
Bellbird Hotel   Hotel Denman   Paxton Bowling Club
Black Creek Farm   Hunter Valley Retreat   Peden's Hotel
Branxton Fish & Chippery   Indian@Hunter   PK's General Store
Café Enzo     Ink Take-Away and Café   Polina's Café  
Caledonia Hotel     Khartoum Hotel   Restaurant Cuvee
Chelmsford Hotel  

  Kookaburra Brasserie & Grill (at Kurri Bowling Club)

  Shabby Treasure Café        
Crib Box Café   Kurri Golf Club   Simply D'vine Café
Daniel's Restaurant   Leaves and Fishes Lovedale   The Railway Hotel

Love Food Hate Waste Videos

The following videos have been developed by Hunter Councils in partnership with Hunter TAFE. The videos feature award winning chef Troy Rhoades-Brown and leading restaurateur Neil Slater and demonstrate practical strategies to avoid food waste.

Waste Management in Business


Avoid Food Waste and Save Your Business Money

Sustainability in Business

For further information or to receive resources email  

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More Initiative, funded by the waste levy.