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

Lots of groceries come packaged in easily re-usable containers. Wash them at home, bring with you to shop our bulk section and help reduce waste! 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, metal, corks, and cell phones. It is located in a gravel lot to the south of our South store.