The Clean Kilo – zero waste supermarket in Birmingham

The Clean Kilo is a new zero waste supermarket in Birmingham. It began as a concept began simply over conversation between founders Tom and Jeanette because they desperately felt like they needed to do something about the amount of plastic which ends up in the environment.

Customers can buy from ranges of dry food, toiletries and other items but they bring their own packaging:

  • Weigh your packaging
  • Fill
  • Scan and Reweigh
  • Pay

Clean Kilo weigh fill and pay

Customers are able to use any container they like in order to buy products from our store; as long as it is clean and will fit on the scales! There will also be containers that you can buy, or use the free paper bags provided. Our scales are extremely user-friendlyso that the process of buying upackaged goods is as simple as possible. Check out the video below to see a demonstration.

‚ÄčWhich ever container you wish to use, firstly it must be weighed. When you do this a label will be printed with a scannable barcode. Then you can fill the container with any of the products, liquids or solids. To reweigh the product simply scan the barcode and place back on the scales to reweigh, the computer will automatically subtract the tare weight of the container. Repeat this step for all of your products and then you only pay for the contents and not the weight of the container.

Location and opening times

1 Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA

0121 389 3473

Their opening hours are currently here:

Monday: Closed
Tues – Fri: 8.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 9.00 – 18.30
Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

There is parking available on Heath Mill Lane which is the road parallel to Gibb Street; the walk from this to our shop is about 4 mins.
If any one has any allergies, they recommend you talk to staff upon arrival and we will be able to help you out.
You can get the bus to our shop, there is a stop just 100m away.
Use the buses 6, 6A, 17, 34, 37, 60, and 97. You can also get the train to New Street Station and walk (or get the above buses) about 10 minutes.

Dinesh Fernando

Log suffering green advocate. Interested in how individuals can make a difference with their choices.