Definitions for "Food waste"
Used both as a verb and as a noun, it refers to all surplus food. The term has fallen out of favor with composters, who prefer to view this material as a resource rather than as waste material.
food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
Food organics from households or industry including food processing waste, out-of-date or off-specification food, meat, fruit and vegetable scraps. Also includes food organics from the commercial sector i.e. cafeteria waste. Excludes liquid wastes.