Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Here are some of the ways we're living reduce, reuse, recycle:



  • In 2017, H-E-B diverted more than 461 million pounds of waste from landfills by recycling cardboard, plastics, organics, office paper, metals, and truck tires.

  • Our recycling efforts saved the equivalent of 12 million trees, 1 million barrels of oil, and 690 million kilowatt hours (kWh). That’s enough to power more than 45,000 homes for an entire year!

  • Our Organic Diversion Programs have diverted more than 50 million pounds of organics from the landfill to compost and animal feed.

  • By increasing the number of items that go into each bag at checkout, we have reduced the number of plastic bags we use. Adding just one more item to the bag saves us 308 million bags per year!

  • In 2017, we recycled 2 million pounds of plastic bags! In addition, we provide in-store recycling for plastic bags, newspaper sleeves, outer wrap, 6-pack rings, and dry cleaning bags. Each store has specially marked containers for customer deposit.