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 whenever possible.


Reuse What You Can

Lots of groceries come packaged in easily re-usable containers. Wash them and find creative uses for them in your home! 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, metal, corks, and cell phones. It is located in a gravel lot to the south of our South store.

We Recycle Styrofoam

  • Styrofoam fee is $1.75/cubic foot
  • 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