Waste Status:

While clean, glass jars are accepted for curbside recycling, plastic jars are not.



EASY: Storage

Have a lot of empty jars? Those bad boys can be used for just about anything. You can store leftovers, items bought in bulk. DIY soaps or scrubs, screws and nails, and so much more.

Medium: Clean and Refill

Bulk sections at places like the Clifton Market, Fresh Thyme, and the “mega” Kroger locations have a place to fill your own peanut butter (and usually almond butter) containers. This is not only cheaper, it also allows you to bring your own container. Also it is very fun to watch peanuts become peanut butter in like .5 seconds.

  • Tip #1: In order to not be charged for the price of your container, you can weigh your empty container on a scale in the bulk section (if there is one) or ask a cashier to weigh it on their scale. Write down that weight, called the tare weight, somewhere on the container in permanent marker and let cashiers know what the tare weight of your container is and they can subtract it from the price.
  • Tip #2: If you choose to bring your own container, make sure you remove any labels so you don’t confuse the cashiers.



Last updated on May 12, 2020
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