Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling at First Alternative
Reduce Waste Creation
Reduce waste by bringing reusable shopping bags and taking part in our Beans for Bags program! You can also reduce packaging waste by shopping the bulk section, and using reusable containers. Also, both of our stores accept clean, wide-mouthed containers with matched lids for sanitizing and re-use.
Reuse What You Can
We accept containers with wide mouths (clean and matched with a lid) which we sanitize and offer in our bulk and deli areas for customer re-use. Look for the bins near the entrances. We also accept eyeglasses for reuse. Here is a great resource for learning how your unwanted items may be reused.
Recycle at Our Center
Our recycling center, in partnership with Republic Services, accepts commingled recycling as well as glass, cardboard, styrofoam, metal, wood, corks, batteries, and cell phones. It is located in a gravel lot to the south of our South store. Download our recycling brochure for more specific information.
We Recycle Styrofoam
Styrofoam fee is
Styrofoam is only accepted at the South Store, from 10am-4pm
Before going to the Recycling Center, come to customer service
to pay the fee