Great Lakes Refill Co is Sarnia-Lambton's first zero-waste grocery store and bulk refill bar. Our mission is build community around environmental stewardship by creating access to package free, sustainable groceries & lifestyle products.
We're here to support you on your journey to reduce waste. While it may seem daunting at first a few simple changes can make a huge impact. Together we can make change.
Wondering how to get started? Watch the video below for some helpful tips on how we operate in store.
This water is our water
for reducing your ecological foot print at the mouth of the St. Clair River where the Great Lake Huron feeds millions of people across North America.
What your community is saying...
Picked up my online order today. I’m super impressed with quantity, quality and price. Also I have to say the online experience with their website was extremely streamlined and easy.
I will be ordering from them again or going into their beautiful store once it reopened. This place makes grocery shopping fun!
This place is great. They care so much about the planet and being green and clean. The store is immaculate.
The service here is top-notch as well. Quality of product is great, prices are pretty good, some items are a bit steep in price but its a small business so keep that in mind.
We'll be back for sure as this is our go to bulk place.
A warm, clean, and inviting space to refill your own containers with food, bulk staples, household products, spices, teas, and roast coffee, with an emphasis on local, organic, sustainable, and health conscious. Melissa and Lisa are knowledgeable about the origin and source of their products and the impacts of the choices their clients can make in reducing their waste and ecological footprints.
Great Lakes Refill provides many household, grocery, and personal care items, all with our planet in mind. I love this local business and highly recommend them! Their staff are super helpful and friendly.
This place is so great for so many reasons! It is so beautiful, clean and simple inside. All staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I had an amazing experience in the store recently looking for face mostiruizer. I couldn't have asked for better staff helping me load up my reusable containers !! Variety of products avaible including bulk food, household products, cosmetics and more. Highly recommend this store!
Great selection. No waste. Helpful staff.
Absolutely one of my most favourite stores in Sarnia! Great selection of everything you need to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Also, amazing customer service!
I always recommend friends, family and clients to go here!
I love this company so much! I just moved to the area in 2020 and am so blessed that this location is still offering and hasn’t stopped, to my knowledge, their BYOC program! Super spacious but incredibly intricate store layout with always something new to discover! I also appreciate the owners and employees willingness to by and look into new sustainable products if you request one! Thank you GLRC <3 BYOC=Bring Your Own Container :)
Clean well organized, warm and inviting space. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly
Our impact metric is measured from September 2018 to August 2021.
The number of trees planted represents our loyalty customers who have chosen to donate their rewards to Climate Action Sarnia's tree planting initiative in our community. This program started in late January 2021.
The number of bottles saved is an approximation based on the number of bulk liquid products sold in store. It takes the total kilograms sold and is divided by 250 grams which is the approximate weight of an average prefilled product (i.e. the range can be from face cream 30 g to laundry 2.5 KG). This does not include the additional waste saved from packaged dried goods that typically come in plastic. We estimate the plastic waste saved is much higher and will only continue with your efforts!