Refill Shops, State by State




Our team at Think Zero LLC is ecstatic to share the growing numbers of zero waste, refill shops opening across the country. These small businesses are giving consumers the opportunity to make conscious, sustainable purchasing decisions for their household.


What does it mean to be a “zero waste” or “refill” shop? In a nutshell, these shops stock products with minimal to no packaging, and allow customers to bring their own clean bags, jars, bottles, and other reusable containers to package the products to bring home. If a customer does not bring their own reusable container, stores usually have reusables on hand for purchase or ones that are donated from the community. Some of these stores pack their goods ahead of time in reusable containers meant to be returned to them and often charge a small fee for each container.


Products are priced by weight (containers are usually tared, when a customer weighs the container when it’s empty, so they only pay for the weight of the product they are purchasing). Refill shop products’ prices can be comparable or competitive to traditional stores depending on the product and the area where you live. We recommend visiting a zero waste, refill shop near you and have compiled a mini-resource guide by state!


CALIFORNIA

Refillery LA Los Angeles

Zero Grocery San Francisco & Los Angeles


COLORADO

Nude Foods Market Boulder

The Balanced Exchange Denver

The Conscious Merchant Denver

JoyFill Denver

The Zero Market Aurora & Edgewater


FLORIDA

Shop Joyfull Riverside & Jacksonville

Zero Orlando Orlando

Zuke’s Refillery Delray Beach


HAWAII

Aloha Sustainables Pahoa

Zero Waste Hale Maui


IDAHO

By the Pound North Idaho

Roots Zero Waste Market Boise


ILLINOIS

Eco & the Flamingo Chicago


LOUISIANA

Vintage Green Review New Orleans


MASSACHUSETTS

Green Road Refill Cape Cod


MICHIGAN

Bee Joyful Shop, Kalamazoo and Dexter

BYOC Co. Ann Arbor

Fill Michigan Midland

Refillery TC, Traverse City

Refill U.P., Houghton

Walking Lightly, LLC Ferndale


MISSOURI

The Refill Effect Kirkwood


NEW JERSEY

Good Bottle Refill Shop Montclair

Sustainable Haus Summit

Unwrapped Asbury Park


NEW YORK

Earth & Me Queens

EcoBronx LLC Bronx

La Nature Store Brooklyn

Precycle NYC Brooklyn


NORTH CAROLINA

Ekologicall Charlotte

Fill-More Burnsville

Good Earth Essentials Charlotte


PENNSYLVANIA

FD Market Emmaus

Good Buy Supply Philadelphia

Shop Wildfire Altoona


SOUTH DAKOTA

Hippie Haven Shop Rapid City


TEXAS

Earthen Market San Antonio

Luxe Refill Austin

Usefull Dallas


VERMONT

Chandler’s Dry Goods Burlington


VIRGINIA

Go Less Than Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton

Refill Renew Staunton

Tare Refill Shop Harrisonburg


WASHINGTON

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma

Green Life Trading Co. Madison

Kindred Homestead Supply Vancouver

Living Pantry Blaine

Pumped Bellingham Bellingham

Soap Refillery Tacoma

Spokane Refillery, Spokane


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Note: Last updated December 2021; if you are a zero waste, refill shop and would like to be added to this list, please reach out to info@thinkzero.com.

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