COVID 19 UPDATE: Bulk, Refill and Zero Waste Store Hours, Closures, and Policies

Posted 4/24/20

With new mandates, policies, and closings happening almost daily, it’s hard to keep track of who’s open and what their new protocols are. This list is as current as we could possibly make it, but I still recommend calling the store before making any plans or purchases to make sure their policies haven’t changed since posting this.

Most stores, regardless of county, are requiring face masks/coverings for entry, so be prepared!

And if want to add a store, please comment below 🙂

Albany

Fillgood.co

household/personal care refill supplies

special notes: Currently available for pickup and shipping only.

5% off on pickup orders with the code PICKUP5

 

Encinitas:

The Nada Shop

special notes: closed to the public. Available for phone/online orders for local pickup and shipping.

 

Long Beach:

BYO Long Beach

special notes: STAY AT HOME orders = FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 (no code required, not available for bulk refill products.)

 

Los Angeles:

Rainbow Acres

special notes from website: “CURBSIDE PICKUP IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. Email curbside@rainbowacresca.com to place an order. Include your name, phone number, and the item(s) you are looking for. Please allow up to 24 hours for your order to be processed due to the high demand.

In order to better serve our community, customers who are 60 and older, pregnant, immunocompromised, or a first responder are invited to shop during additional store hours. Monday 7-8am Tuesday NONE Wednesday 7-8am Thursday 7-8am Friday NONE Saturday 7-8am Sunday 7-8am”

Normal hours: weekdays 8am – 8pm

 

Sustain LA

special notes: PICK UP + DELIVERY ONLY Pick up is available during regular business hours. Orders are filled in low cost glass containers returnable for deposit

 

No Tox Life

temporarily closed!

special notes: “Our brick and mortar store is temporarily closed – see here for more information. Follow our store instagram @notoxlife.la for day to day updates.”

Refillery

special notes: available for no-contact house calls

 

Cookbook Market

special notes from website: IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL, WE ARE ONLY TAKING PHONE ORDERS IN ECHO PARK THROUGH, AT LEAST MAY 15TH – NO CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN OUR STORE IN ECHO PARK DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL US TO PLACE YOUR ORDER (213) 250-1900 WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN HIGHLAND PARK, BUT WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 2 CUSTOMERS AT A TIME, AT LEAST THROUGH MAY 15TH – ALL CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR A FACE MASK AND MAINTAIN AT LEAST 6 FEET OF DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES + STAFF.

Oakland:

note: facial coverings/masks required by county in stores!

Mudlab

M-F 11am-3pm (Shelter in Place Hours)

S/Sunday 11-3pm

special notes: order online, curbside pick up.

 

Mandela Grocery Co-op

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am –  6pm

special notes: 5 customers allowed in store at a time.

 

Sacramento:

Sacramento Food Coop

special notes from website: Business hours have changed to 7 am-9 pm until further notice.

“We are limiting the number of shoppers in the store at any given time to no more than 50 shoppers in order to allow for social distancing and the safest possible shopping experience for our shoppers and staff. The line is moving steadily, and we thank you for your patience. We believe that the shopping experience you’ll find once you come inside the doors will make it worth the wait! 

We ask that our members and shoppers reserve the hour of 7-8 a.m. for those who are age 60 or older, pregnant or otherwise at high risk of infection.

If you do not fall into any of these categories, we invite you to shop with us starting at 8 a.m. each day. We will continue the practice of limiting how many shoppers are in the store to no more than 50 people and thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make our store safe and accessible.

Please refrain from bringing in your own bags, containers, water bottles and reusable mugs/cups at this time. 

Our self-serve water refill station is closed. Bottled filtered water is available in gallon and half-gallon sizes.”

 

Refill Madness

Soap Refillery & Zero Waste Shop

special notes:  Hours have changed due to COVID 19:

Mon, Tue, Fri 11-4. CLOSED WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.

Weekends 10-5.

 

San Francisco:

The Silo Pantry (multiple delivery locations)

Delivery Counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda.

special notes: groceries available for delivery (no delivery fee for at-risk families)

From their instagram:

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North Coast Coop

(last update 4/23/2020)

Current Store Hours Public shopping hours: Mon-Sun 9am — 7pm

Reserved shopping hours*: Mon-Sun 7am — 9am

*The first two hours of daily operations are reserved for senior, pregnant and immunocompromised shoppers only. 

special notes from website: In order to remain in compliance with the new county ordinance requiring members of the public to wear facial coverings while in public indoor spaces, we will be requiring all shoppers who intend to enter our stores to wear facial coverings.

Rainbow Coop

New Temporary Store Hours 9am-7pm Every Day

Senior & High-Risk Only: 9am-10am

special notes from website: ‘Face coverings’ can be masks, bandanas, scarfs, etc. that covers the nose and mouth. We will be unable to allow anyone without a face covering to enter the store and will require face covering to be worn for the duration of your visit. We would also like to strongly encourage customers in line outside of the store to wear a face covering.

San Jose

The Source Zero

Hours: oppen for walk ins on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (4/20, 4/22, 4/24) from 12 – 3 PM.

special notes from website: “if you need anything, please feel free to stop by so we can help you with refills as needed!

We still have plenty of bulk 99.9% isopropyl alcohol available for your cleaning, priced at $.64/oz and limited to no more than 24 oz per customer.”

 

San Mateo:

Byrd’s Filling Station

refillery and zero waste service

special notes from website: Due to COVID-19 shelter in place orders, all in-person refills are currently suspended. All online orders will be delivered, shipped, or available to arrange curbside pickup near downtown San Mateo.

 

Santa Barbara:

Isla Vista Food Co-op – Santa Barbara

8am-10pm daily ⚠️ accepts Calfresh

special notes from website: “Isla Vista has closed their bulk herbs and spices section According to their instagram: most of our other bulk items (grains, beans, snacks, fruit) are being bagged into pre-portioned amounts for purchase, and we can no longer fill outside containers. Finally, we can no longer allow re-usable bags at checkout, seeing as they can be vectors for the virus

We are also still providing our free take-away boxes as an option instead of brown paper grocery bags, or, as one intrepid customer informed us, you can use a cart or hand basket to carry your loose groceries to your car and bag them in your reusables there!”

 

Santa Cruz:

Staff of Life Market

STORE HOURS  – Monday to Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm
SENIOR & HIGH RISK HOURS: Monday to Friday 8am-9am

special notes from website:

“FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED  –
Beginning today, anyone who enters the store is required to wear a face mask or some kind of covering over the mouth and nose.

NO RETURNS  –
Returns cannot be accepted for items taken outside of the store

NO CRV RETURNS –
Only reusable glass milk bottles can be accepted for bottle refunds
PLEASE SEE AN EMPLOYEE BEFORE ENTERING THE STORE

NO BAGS/NO PERSONAL CONTAINERS- –
Although we value waste reduction and reuse we are asking our shoppers not to bring their own containers or bags for any items in the store.
Please do not bring your own shopping bags.
We offer bags or boxes when available at no charge.
Some customers prefer to put their items back into their cart after purchase and bag the groceries at their bike or car.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE-
Seating/Patio area, hot soup and self-serve hot foods and salad bar.
We have a selection of hot foods being served from the behind the counter, and we have increased our grab and go options.

BULK DEPARTMENT OPEN!!

The bulk section is roped off to the public. Employees are available to assist customers who queue in line”

 

True Olive Connection

Fresh, Artisan, Cold-Extracted Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Downtown Hours: OPEN WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYS days a week 10am to 2pm

DOOR PICK UP & SHIPMENTS ONLY

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