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Reduce your food waste with the help of WNC Food Waste Solutions

Take inspiration from local chefs on turning food scraps into delicious bites at the upcoming Taste It, Don’t Waste It! Chefs Challenge.

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Register for the Food Scraps Drop-Off program to take waste to a site like Stephens-Lee Community Center.

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57,500 tons. That’s the estimated amount of food waste generated in Buncombe County every year — but you can help reduce it. April is Food Waste Reduction Month in Asheville, and the local nonprofit WNC Food Waste Solutions has plenty of resources to help you cut back on your personal food waste.

Alongside resources for completing a home food waste audit, composting in your backyard, and registering for the City of Asheville’s award-winning Food Scraps Drop-Off program, WNC Food Waste Solutions also has a collection of recipes you can create using components you might have thought to toss.

But if you still need more inspiration for making delicious dishes from scraps, head to the Taste It, Don’t Waste It! Chefs Challenge to see how our area’s creative culinary minds do it. On Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 5 p.m., the talented chefs from DJ’s Pickles, Bridge & Tunnel Coffee Co., and Goldfinch Cocktails & Kitchen will all be crafting bites at The Mule — but only one can be the champion.