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16 Zero Waste Stores In Los Angeles For All Your Bulk Refill Needs

The SJ Team


In La La Land and in need of some sustainable shopping solutions?

The best zero waste stores in Los Angeles are here to help.

While LA is known for its star-studded Tinseltown, Rodeo Drive, and Disneyland, it’s also a thriving metropolis for wellness, spiritual growth, and sustainable living—just look at the best thrift stores in LA for proof! 

Despite the glitz and glam of Hollywood, LA residents are actually some of the most ecologically-minded citizens around. 

Being home to some of the world’s best-reviewed zero waste and bulk food stores reflects the city’s vested interest in banning single-use plastics, becoming sustainable, and reshaping food systems. 

While traffic may deter you from exploring some of the more far-reaching zero waste stores in Los Angeles, they’re worth it if you’re in the ‘hood. 

This ain’t Melrose Avenue and we’re fine with that! 

So without further ado, let’s dive into the City of Angels’ most conscious consumption outposts for all your zero waste and bulk LA shopping needs.

1. Refillery LA

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About Refillery LA 

Of all the refill stores Los Angeles boasts, Refillery LA takes “BYOC” (Bring Your Own Container) to the next level with their quest to reduce LA plastic pollution. 

They have both a brick-and-mortar “refill bar” chock-full of household products and items, in addition to a mobile zero waste refill van for house calls. 

What You Can Find

Their refill bar menu includes laundry detergent, household cleaning products, personal care items like Epsom salts, facial cream cleanser, lotion, and bulk refills (body wash refills and shampoo for dogs and babies, too), all by the ounce. 

They also carry everyday reusable items to pair with products like coconut scrub brushes and eco-friendly toilet cleaning “bombs”. 

Location: Marina Del Rey


2. Sustain LA

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About Sustain LA

Sustain LA believes in “[w]orking together to disrupt the concept of convenience.”

This female-run plastic free hub was one of the first, making them leaders in the sustainable community and one of the best zero waste stores in Los Angeles

They drive local LA initiatives like the LA Food Policy Council and support programs like providing working opportunities for individuals formerly gang-involved or incarcerated. 

What You Can Find

They have a huge selection of refill items like soaps, shampoos, conditioners, biodegradable household products, soaps, eye serums, and more. 

They also offer unique refillable self-care items that are ideal for DIY beauty gurus like argan oil, bentonite clay, frankincense body oil, and shea butter. 

Location: Highland Park


3. R[eco]ntained

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About R[eco]ntained

R[eco]ntained is one of the only zero waste stores in the Santa Monica / Venice Beach area, making it a hot stop for LA’s concrete jungle eco-warriors. 

This waste-free store in Los Angeles is female-operated by Tonia and Britt, whose fan base celebrate this hidden gem for their service and dedication.

Everything here is vegan, aside from the use of ethically-sourced beeswax for some products. 

What You Can Find

Recontained is best known for its zero-waste olive oil, beauty products, and lotions. 

They also carry zero waste household and personal care staples, plus eco-life must-haves like bamboo toothbrushes, reusable sandwich wrap, reusable coffee filters, and loose-leaf tea. 

Location: Santa Monica / Venice


4. Otherwild

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About Otherwild

Otherwild is an eco-conscious hub that fosters an entire ecosystem of artists, visionaries, queer community, and local sustainability. 

They offer a bulk refill station, vintage homewares, works from local artists, and carefully curated apparel and products that have no-to-low impact on Mother Earth. 

What You Can Find

Otherwild carries kitsch and sustainable stuff, like plastic-free laundry detergent and dishwasher pods, zero waste bath and body, cleaning, kitchen, on-the-go products, and upcycled deadstock apparel and accessories.

In addition to their liquid and shampoo refilling station, they offer a selection of high-quality household and personal items from ethical and low-waste brands like Meow Meow Tweet’s body wash and Fat and the Moon’s zero waste deodorant

They feature a number of local artists’ wares as well. 

Location: Los Feliz


5. Re_ Grocery

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About Re_ Grocery

Look no further than Re_ Grocery for all your organic, package-free, and refillable grocery needs. 

The certified B-Corp and waste-free shop in Los Angeles is known for its gorgeous interior aesthetic, helpful staff, reasonable prices, and exceptional quality and selection. 

Better yet, they now have three locations in Highland Park, Mar Vista and Studio City, ensuring plastic-free grocery opportunities for more people. 

Amazingly, Re_ Grocery says they’ve “diverted over 250,000 items of packaging from landfill since opening on Earth Day 2020.” 

What You Can Find

This zero waste store in LA covers all your zero waste baking, snacking, cooking, and cleaning needs. 

They also offer fresh local produce, bulk bins for all of your favorite zero waste tea, coffee, pasta, spice, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, and dried fruits, plus oils, vinegar, and detergents. 

Fun discoveries include a nut butter grinder, sustainable non-dairy milk on tap, and treats like matcha lattés and kefir on tap. 

Location: Highland Park | Mar Vista | Studio City


6. BYO

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About BYO Long Beach 

If you’re outside LA in the Long Beach area, BYO is an inspiring and well-stocked plastic-free store in Los Angeles (with four locations!) for all your package-free personal care and household products.

The company’s goal is to inspire the people of Long Beach to love the earth by reducing trash with reusable alternatives. 

Perfection is not the goal, but progress,” they say, a sentiment we wholeheartedly stand behind. 

What You Can Find

Beyond their personal care refill station, their zero waste stores in Los Angeles sell all kinds of unique sustainable bath products, reusable containers, bags, books, jewelry, accessories, stationary, and some kids’ items. 

We especially love the “Who Gives A Crap” eco-friendly toilet paper they sell.

Additionally, you can also find liquid soaps, cleaners, and body care products, along with dry goods like loose-leaf teas, spices, herbs, and minerals. 

Location: Alamitos Bay | Bixby Knolls | Huntington Beach | East Village Arts District


7. Prostainable

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About Prostainable

Prostainable is female-owned and run by six women in the San Fernando Valleys. 

In their words, it’s “a low waste store for your zero waste intentions”. The shop has a thorough selection of sustainable products and refillable items. 

They also offer classes like “Refillable Beauty Workshops” and “Succulent and Sip Afternoons” where local wine and kombucha are sampled while you learn how to grow a succulent garden. Yes, please! 

What You Can Find

Prostainable offers refillable everything when it comes to eco-friendly personal use and home products. 

Stand out items include oat and honey facial cleanser, French green clay, Rose Water toner, Sexie Sadie deodorant paste, All Good organic sunscreen, and sulfate and paraben-free lavender shampoo. 

Full ingredient lists are available for everything, so you can see for yourself how clean their products truly are. 

Location: Woodland Hills | Granada Hills


8. eco now

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About eco now

What began as an airstream trailer in 2019 is now three brick-and-mortar Orange County based bulk stores in Los Angeles. 

eco now has one of the most extensive catalogs of eco goodies we’ve seen, encouraging customers to “be eco now not eco later”. 

Everything featured in the shop is eco-friendly, reusable, plastic-free, or handmade. 

Run by wife and husband Thea and Tom, they also take part in impactful local events like the “Fix It Fair,” encouraging the community to learn to fix instead of tossing old items. 

What You Can Find

Among the zero waste stores LA houses, they’re one of the best for unusual and hard-to-find bulk items like liquid fragrances and perfume.

Homewares include reusable produce bags, toilet paper alternatives, and beeswax food wraps, plus eco-friendly home cleaning and hygiene products via their teeming refill station. 

There are also interesting items for your bathroom, kitchen, kids, pets, and garden. Pink plant-dyed organic cotton oven mitts, anyone?

Location: Anaheim | Costa Mesa | Riverside (2023)


9. Co-opportunity Market

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About Co-opportunity Market

Of all the bulk food stores Los Angeles offers, Co-opportunity Market has a special place in many LA residents’ hearts as the only member-owned zero-waste grocery store in all of Lotusland. 

It started in 1974 (!) as a food-buying club of four in West LA. 

For forty-plus years, their bulk food stores in Los Angeles have been an LA leader in inspiring healthy living, connecting people to local growers, ethical product sourcing, and championing sustainability. 

What You Can Find

This grocer is the Shangri-La of organic, ethical, and locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, prepared foods, health and beauty products, seafood, dairy, cheese, wine and beer, and bulk foods. 

Their massive dry goods refillery section includes both familiar and unusual ingredients for Western and international cooking.

You’ll find beans, grains, flours, nuts, granolas, herbs, spices, pasta, rice, baking ingredients, snacks, candy, coffees, teas, as well as liquids like nut butter, liquid soaps, and cooking oils. 

Location: Santa Monica | Culver City


10. Naked Frankie

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About Naked Frankie 

Naked Frankie is a “bath & body refill shop on a mission to reduce plastic waste in personal care by providing an easy, accessible way to adopt a waste-free life.” 

Though they don’t have a static location (yet?), the closed-loop refillable beauty start-up has regular pop-ups and an online delivery service. 

Like the milkmen of a bygone era, the shop will drop off your products at your doorstep and then pick up the empty packaging once you’re finished to refill or reuse it. 

What You Can Find

We love their cheekily designed in-house line of cruelty-free, zero-waste products. It includes “clean” make-up, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturizer, body scrubs, soaps, serums, oils, hand soap, face masks, and toothpaste.

They also sell sustainable LA-cool brands like Griffen Remedy and the zero waste makeup brand Axiology. 

Location: Online (delivery across LA)


11. The Refill Shoppe

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About The Refill Shoppe

The Refill Shoppe is a certified B-Corp zero waste store in Los Angeles with delivery available via their “Sudscriptions” model. 

Dreamy bubble bath refills shipped right to our front door sounds suds-tacular! 

Founder Michelle Stevens was awarded ‘Innovator of the Year’ from NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners for her impact through her sustainable efforts. 

What You Can Find

Only vegan, cruelty-free, clean, responsible products galore can be found at this gem of a shop. 

That means naked or ethically packaged and refillable cleaning products like cleansers, scrubs, clays, masks, moisturizers, shaving and beard care, accessories, bubble bath, bath salts, bath oil, shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, hair masks, moisturizers, toothpaste, shower gels, shower scrubs, sprays, perfumes, essential oils, cleaning agents, laundry, soaps, and sanitizers.

Location: Ventura


12. The Well Refill

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About The Well Refill Store Los Angeles

The Well is one of the waste-free stores in Los Angeles that specializes in “clean refills for the home and body”. 

Set in an airy, chic store in Topanga, they offer more than 100 refillable products, as well as a handpicked selection of vintage items and zero waste personal care products.

What You Can Find

Shelves of gorgeous vintage silk, handmade soaps, and zero waste dental care kits can be found mixed in with more than 100 unique natural bulk products sold by weight.

These include palo santo and bergamot shampoo, moisturizing coconut and calendula conditioner, lavender lemon body soap, and dragon’s blood and lavender facial cleanser.

Location: Topanga Canyon


13. My Zero Waste Store

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About My Zero Waste Store

Of all the plastic-free shops in Los Angeles, this might be the most well-known thanks to its zero waste online store whose popularity reaches far beyond the outskirts of the Big Orange.

But before they were a popular plastic-free resource for those all over the country, My Zero Waste Store was a humble neighborhood shop and resource in Pasadena—though it was then known as Ban SUP. 

Owner Cheryl Auger is a local “anti-plastic activist,” and her passion for living sustainably is reflected in their large selection of zero waste goods for your skin, body, and home. 

What You Can Find

You’ll find zero waste products galore, like pre-made zero waste kits, vegan refillable deodorant, all-natural sunblock, olive oil soap, bamboo kitchen utensils, and reusable wool dryer balls.

Not to mention their bulk refill station with all the staples like soap, shampoo, conditioner, cleaning products, creams, coffee, and tea sold by the weight. 

Location: Pasadena


14. Rainbow Acres

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About Rainbow Acres

Rainbow Acres has an iconic status for being one of the longest-standing and best low waste grocery stores in Los Angeles

The aisles are packed with every kind of health-conscious and environment-conscious food, supplement, and home or body product under the Californian sun. 

As one Google reviewer writes, it’s “probably the best grocery shop in the world, period!”.

Membership is free so anyone can take advantage of this distinguished bulk store Los Angeles offers. 

What You Can Find

The store has been lovingly packed for decades with everything from mushroom coffee and hard-to-get vitamins to pre-cooked entrees, vegan items, keto items, apothecary items, organic produce, a deli and soup bar, fair trade and organic coffee, and a juice bar. 

While not an entirely zero waste store in Los Angeles, their bulk section impresses with hundreds of low-waste refillable dry goods, baking goods, organic beans, grains, nuts, dried fruits, flours, coconut, oats, snack mixes, spices, herbs, and more. 

Location: Culver


15. Wild Terra Apothecary

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About Wild Terra Highland Park

Wild Terra Apothecary is a modern herbalist’s dry goods refillery dream. 

The store brims with bulk herbs, spices, teas, and everything botanical you can imagine. It feels more like the magical cottage of a benevolent sorceress than a business in busy Culver. 

Everything they offer is “thoughtfully sourced”, as well as “organic, biodynamic, and wildcrafted”. 

What You Can Find

This Los Angeles bulk store carries hundreds of bulk herbs, including hard-to-find ones like ashwagandha root, Dong Quai, local wildflower bee pollen, and white willow, an extensive mushroom selection, a sea vegetable selection, plus endless loose-leaf teas, herbal extracts, essential oils, and organic bath and body items. 

Location: Highland Park


16. The Ecology Center’s Farm Stand

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About The Ecology Center’s Farm Stand & Package Free Stores Los Angeles

On a mission to redefine our relationship between food and agriculture, Farm Stand is actively reshaping sustainable food systems through their daily market at the Ecology Center. 

Everything here is organic and locally produced. Much is grown on-site at their beautiful organic farm. 

What You Can Find

You can find organic, local fresh produce and fruits sold by weight, plus yummy extras like fresh baked pizza and bread, fresh pasta, and homemade kombucha and ice cream. 

But that’s not all. You’ll also find everyday plastic-free reusables, a shampoo refilling station, and other bulk non-consumable refills.

All with zero single-use plastics in sight (*sigh and smile). 

Location: San Juan Capistrano


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Final Thoughts On Bulk & Waste Free Shops in Los Angeles

We hope you’re as inspired as we are by these Los Angeles zero waste stores.

It’s proof that the zero waste community in Los Angeles is growing and if we continue to support these LA-based bulk and zero-waste stores, we can do our part to ensure that continues.

And who doesn’t want their shopping choices to mirror the gorgeous sunshine of our beautiful Tinsel(free)town? 

We encourage you to share the best zero waste bulk stores in Los Angeles with friends and family, so we can all help the zero waste momentum reach a critical mass for the brightest plastic-free living on the Pacific shores!

So, which LA zero waste store will you be exploring first off the list?

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