Funding & Partnerships


City of Darebin

City-of-Darebin-logoDarebin City Council is committed to leading and working with our community to achieve a rapid transition to an environmentally sustainable city.  This includes reducing our community’s waste through programs like Food Know How, which educate and encourage households to avoid and recycle food waste.

Like other municipalities, Darebin Council has conducted waste audits, and estimates that nearly 40% of the average Darebin household waste bin is food waste which may have been avoided or recycled.  Like other municipalities, this large volume of food waste being sent to landfill is one of our most serious environmental concerns.


City of Maribyrnong

maribyrnongThe City of Maribyrnong has a strong commitment to sustainability and waste minimisation, especially regarding food waste.

Over the past three years Maribyrnong have run workshops to empower and provide residents with the skills to reduce their food waste.  Workshops topics have  ranged from sustainable purchasing and cooking to growing your own food.

The City of Maribyrnong is committed to working collaboratively to support residents and business to avoid and reduce food waste.

City of Moreland

morelandMoreland City Council is committed to sustainability and working with the community to achieve maximum resource recovery, reuse and waste reduction.  Past initiatives addressing the issue of food waste include the ‘Zero Waste for a Week’ Challenge, which offered residents the tools to tackle the issue of waste at home – particularly food waste.

Moreland has conducted audits of residential kerbside bin services which estimate the average Moreland garbage bins is currently around 50% organic waste. The amount of food waste being sent to landfill is a priority area for Council. The current Waste and Litter Strategy has, as one of its five key action areas, an aim to specifically address Municipal Food Waste by reducing the amount in residential garbage bins.

Moreland City Council is proud to be a partner in the Food Know How program and to be working with our local participants to reduce food waste

City of Whittlesea

150px-WhittleseaCouncilLogo.svgThe City of Whittlesea works hard to provide our community with a diverse range of kerbside collection services, community education programs and resident engagement actions that help households reduce their waste, including their food waste.

By putting a high priority on community education and engagement programs, we can shift people’s daily practices and change their attitudes and behaviours that will help reduce the environmental impacts of waste.

The City of Whittlesea encourages and supports residents to do all they can to minimise their impact on the environment. One of the easiest ways to take action on a local level is to minimise the amount of food that gets put into the garbage bin at home. That’s why we are proud to be a partner in delivering the Food Know How program to our residents to introduce easy and fun ways to reduce their food waste at home.

City of Yarra  


The City of Yarra has a strong commitment to sustainability and community empowerment in relation to waste minimisation, particularly regarding food waste.  This commitment is evident in their long track record as an Australian leader in sustainability and innovation.

Over the past three years, the City of Yarra has conducted waste audits throughout the various sectors of the municipality, gathering the food waste data necessary for setting specific reduction approaches and goals within different neighbourhoods.

The City of Yarra is committed to working collaboratively to support residents and the larger community to make choices that support a healthy world for all to enjoy.


Funding and Strategic Partner

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group


Food Know How is supported by the Victorian Government’s Metropolitan Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Fund managed by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group Management Group.

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) is a Victorian State Government Statutory Body responsible for coordinating and facilitating the delivery of municipal solid waste management across metropolitan Melbourne. It was established on 1 October 2006 under the Environment Protection [Amendment] Act 2006. MWRRG works with Melbourne’s 31 metropolitan councils to:

  • Plan for waste management and resource recovery facilities and services across metropolitan Melbourne
  • Facilitate procurement of efficient and sustainable resource recovery and residual waste disposal services for councils
  • Help build the capacity and knowledge of councils and their communities of world best practice waste minimisation and the opportunities and options available for improved services and infrastructure

Program Design Partner

Cultivating Community


Cultivating Community is about people, communities, gardening, farming, the environment and food.  Our mission is to work with diverse communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems. Our core purpose is to provide relief from poverty for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty in Victoria through improving access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.

Cultivating Community’s key activities and services include:

 Do Something & Food Wise | Strategic Partner

Foodwise Do Something! FoodWise is a website helping Australians to understand sustainable food. Originally an agenda-setting national food waste campaign, Do Something! FoodWise addresses all the major issues of food sustainability with the goal of make this information straightforward and ‘sticky’ for all Australians. By working with both local and state governments, and leading action-based organisations, Do Something! FoodWise is committed to building change.

Food Wise is a key strategic partner and developer of a number of web tools.