Food Waste Hero: maximum collection slots
At OLIO, we are keen to ensure that as much food is saved from going to waste as possible, whilst still allowing as many people as possible to take part in OLIO collections. Here are some guidelines:
How often can I collect food as a Food Waste Hero?
🌞 FWHs must only collect once per day. Having multiple collections each day poses a risk to food storage and thus safety which OLIO must abide by.
The maximum number of collection slots any one Food Waste Hero can claim overall varies by business, in an aim to make things as fair as possible. This depends on how many unassigned collections, and how many FWHs there are in an area. Some businesses there is no longer a set limit, whilst limits remain for other businesses.
Can 2 people in the same household collect on the same day?
No. There is a limit of 1 collection, per household, per day. Having multiple collections each day poses a risk to food storage and thus safety which OLIO must abide by.
Are there limits set for one-off collections?
Your total number of collections can be made up by both regular, and one-off collections. If you've already reached the limit with regular collections, you will not be able to claim a one-off slot at the store, and vice versa.
How will I know the limit at each business?
To claim a slot, please visit the Volunteer Hub and click 'Claim this collection slot'. If you have reached your collection limit, you will receive an error message at this point.
Please note: collection slot limits are subject to change depending on Food Waste Hero requirements.
Can I collect from multiple businesses on the same day?
You must only collect once per day. This is because of the food safety implications of storing lots of food safely in the fridge if necessary. So if yourself and another FWH reside at the same address, you must have only one slot per day between you.