Our Story

The Nickel Refillery was started by a motivated group of people who came together over their knowledge and passion about reducing waste. With clear support from the community, we opened our doors on October 5, 2019. And, although some of the initial team has come and gone, we continue to grow and operate with the strong support from the community.

Sudbury is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario and boasts many zero waste initiatives that span across the city! We wanted to support these initiatives with services and tools that would encourage customers to reduce waste. When possible, we offer local or Canadian-made products that focus on people and the plant.

In addition to offering zero waste products we host DIY workshops, rent out stainless steel dishes, offer Terracycle bins, and support all of kinds of groups across the city. Our most notable project is the Energy Exchange program that is fueled by passionate and committed zero-wasters. These team members are the driving force behind our shop, just look for the green aprons!

We value unpackaged and/or sustainably packaged products.

We value sharing knowledge and friendly learning environments.

We value humility, kindness, and meeting people where they are at.

We value practical and
community-driven ideas.

We value making an impact at the community level.