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FAQs


Can I bring my own container to refill at Good Buy Supply?
Absolutely! We encourage reusing in order to save something from ending up in the landfill. Our motto is: the most sustainable option is something you already own. Your container must be clean and dry to refill at Good Buy Supply. We do have glass and aluminum options for purchase if you forget your own.

Is this a "zero-waste" store?
Yes! We prefer the term "low-waste" over "zero-waste" as we encourage progress over perfection. Everyone's lifestyle is different and we're here to help the community make small changes to reduce personal waste.

Does the shop produce waste?
We are proud to say that very little waste makes it to the curb at Good Buy Supply. We have set up programs with Circle CompostBottle Underground, Rabbit Recycling, and TerraCycle to keep the shop waste from heading to the landfill. We reuse as much of our vendor packaging as possible for things like our online shipments and business cards. 

How do you ship my order?
We ship completely plastic-free! Our packaging is reused from other shipments, so packaging will vary from time-to-time. Please re-use your packaging again or compost. We also have an option for carbon-neutral shipping through Cloverly. You'll be able to see exactly where your carbon offset is headed. 

Do you give away boxes for moving? Yes! Are you local to Philly and need free materials for moving or shipping for a business? We can help with that! Just send us an email to see what is available. 

What items can we recycle/compost with Good Buy Supply?
We are currently accepting ALL MATERIALS that we sell here at the shop back for proper disposal. This is only for items that have been purchased here at Good Buy Supply. All items must be cleaned out of product residue, completely dry and separated by material type. Compostable materials should be cut into small pieces the size of a quarter. Please bring items in a reusable tote we can return to you or a compostable paper bag. 

Is it true you accept used glass for recycling?
During store hours, we will collect any cleaned glass bottles or jars (not just ours!) that would normally be destined for the landfill. These are then re-circulated back into the Philadelphia community by Bottle Underground: a non-profit organization from the founders of Remark Glass. We have partnered with them as a neighborhood glass drop-off point.

Where do you get your products?
Our products are sourced from companies that align with our values. We love to work with local brands, sustainable companies, and women-owned businesses. We occasionally stock plastic-free, vintage housewares in the spirit of keeping useable, functional items circulated in the economy.

Are you hiring?
We are not hiring at this time. We hope to be able to hire like-minded individuals in the future. Feel free to e-mail your resume with a little info about yourself and we will keep it on file. Most importantly, please stop by and say hello!

I make a sustainable product. Can Good Buy Supply stock my items?
We are always looking for new items that align with our values. We'd love to hear from you! We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. 

Is the store dog-friendly?
Yes! Feel free to bring your pup into the shop. We just ask that they be leashed and mindful of other guests shopping in the store. 


~ Have a question you don't see here? Send us a message or stop in the shop. 🙂