TK Maxx Zero Waste Finds!

I stop into TK Maxx every now and again; I like a good rummage. I have found all manner of Zero Waste items here. My top tip is to look here for Dr Bronner’s Castile soap – they frequently have both liquid and bar formats. If you’re on a budget, you will find them much cheaper than your local whole foods store. They also often have bar soaps either in tins or wrapped in paper, it just depends how picky about your ingredients you are.


I recently wrote about how I found these WONDERFUL solid beeswax body lotions in TK Maxx. Actually, I’m gutted I’m about to come to the end of my supply and I haven’t seen them since. Post in the comments if you find any!


This week I found a lovely scrubbing brush for doing the dishes, made from solid wood and natural bristles. I bought my e-cloths here, although I now realise they’re not as perfect a cleaning solution, as I once thought due to the plastic microfibres released when washing. But they were vastly cheaper than other places.


I also have some great glass Pyrex dishes with lids, that can go straight from the freezer to the oven or microwave as they are thermal shock resistant. It also means I no longer freeze a lot of things in plastic.


I also found this wonderful Pyrex baking sheet in TK Maxx. No nasty silicone coatings and best of all, it goes straight in the dishwasher and comes out looking like new! It is slightly heavier than your standard baking trays and you do need to take care putting it in, and out of the oven.


I frequently see Kilner and other glass storage jars in here. They often have eco-makeup brushes too. They always seem to have cardboard boxes containing sets of essential oils, packaged in glass.


They also frequently have glass water bottles and always have metal water bottles in stock. I have seen Klean Kanteen’s in here, really cheap! I got my metal one there for about £4, I think. I’ve had it for years and I will likely go back there to get a glass one eventually.


Oh and I always get my TEK hairbrushes here, for about 1/4 of the RRP. These are solid wood brushes with either wooden or natural bristles. They are amazing and packaged only in cardboard!


Do you have any great TK Maxx zero waste finds to share? Please share by posting in the comments 🙂 Other people have told me you can also buy bamboo socks here, in cardboard packaging and loofahs which are useful for cleaning your home and your body.

5 thoughts on “TK Maxx Zero Waste Finds!

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  2. I’ve also found they are good for plastic free soap – a lot of the posh ones come in nice boxes (which can be repurposed) and the soaps themselves wrapped in paper.

  3. Hi I randomly found your post when looking for a Tek brush. I can’t believe you manage to find one for so cheap! Could you tell me what store you bought it from? Do you think other to maxx stores could have it? I’m in Newcastle btw. Good luck with your zero waste btw I’m also doing it at my own pace just trying to work out what I really need and use.

    • Hi Alexa, Welcome! I live on the South Coast of England, but it won’t help you find one in a T.K. Maxx store. They’re a bit like charity shops, in that you never know what stock they are going to have. They just get sent random boxes from head office, ready priced. The reason they get stock so cheap, is that they negotiate deals with suppliers – that’s why both stock and prices can vary, as they can be from different deals. They often get old stock at cheaper prices (i.e. last season’s fashions) and then a few of the current stock thrown in to sweeten the deal. I have found TEK brushes on a couple of occasions now, but it really is random. You can never really go to T.K. Maxx and expect to find something because it’s pot luck whether they’ll have it. My best advice to you, is the same as on their website – if you can go into store regularly, you will hopefully catch what you’re looking for eventually. Stock changes frequently, as they get new deliveries every day. If you see something you like, then you’d better snap it up as the chances are it will go quickly and they won’t get the same items in again. I’d love to hear if you have any luck finding some in the North of England. You could also try their website? They do click and collect now. I can’t find any on there today. Do you have a Home Sense store near you also? They are part of the same group, but they specialise in health & beauty and homewares, everything T. K. Maxx sells minus the clothing really. So you’ll see the same stuff in there too.

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