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Crystal Salt
  • Brightside Nutrition

  • Heritage Deli & Cafe

  • Hudson's Cafe & Bistro

  • Hummus & Falafel

  • Laurel Diner

  • Main Street Convenience

  • Main Street Deli

  • Mikee's Place

  • Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe

  • Patty's Pantry

Refill Not Landfill’s goal is to reduce single-use waste by encouraging residents to use reusable cups when purchasing hot or cold drinks at participating Southbury retailers. To help encourage this change in behavior, Sustainable Southbury will fund a $25 monthly drawing for customers who use refillable cups.


Here’s How It Works:

  1. Bring a clean, reusable cup or mug for refill to a participating local business.

  2. Scan the QR code next to the register and enter your name and email address. You will be entered into a monthly drawing - refill participants could win $25. 

  3. Enjoy your beverage without hurting the environment!

  4. REPEAT – You can enter the monthly drawing EVERY time you buy a drink at any of the participating businesses.


Why Are We Doing This?

The state of Connecticut has been battling a huge solid waste problem. Hauling costs are estimated to increase significantly. Every effort needs to be made to reduce our volume of trash. Here are some facts:

  • In the United States alone, 50 billion disposable coffee cups are used annually.

  • Coffee cups are lined with plastic to reduce leakage; they cannot be recycled; they must be disposed of as trash.

  • The standard polyethylene-lined paper cup takes 20 years to decompose.

  • Used plastic cups can't be recycled into new plastic cups; they end up in the trash and last 450 years in the environment.


Implementing the use of refillable cups/mugs eliminates a source of trash that can remain in the environment for between 20 and 450 years.

Businesses can sign up to participate in the program by filling out our contact form. Subject: Refill Not Landfill

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