How to Participate in the Reusable Carryout Program:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why Reusable To-Go Containers?
It will save you 0.25 every time you carryout. Also, while our bagasse carryout containers can be composted, not all of campus provides composting options. Therefore, using a reusable container helps to reduce landfill waste and saves resources.
Q: Is this a permanent part of the Dining Plan?
Yes! Your feedback is vital to our the success of the program. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I get started?
Get started at the dining halls by requesting a container and paying 5.00 with dining points, cash or credit card at check out.
Q: How does it work?
1. When you want to eat to-go at the North Campus Dining Hall or the South Campus Dining Room, ask the server for a reusable to-go container.
2. Pay 5.00 for the container at the cashier with dining points, cash or credit card. (Note: next time, you will redeem your token as payment.)
3. When finished with food rinse or wipe out the container.
4. Go to the OZZI machine and follow the directions and redeem your container for a token that can be used on your next take out purchase.
Q: How does my container get cleaned?
After you deposit your container in the OZZI machine, Dining Services will run it through our industrial strength dishwasher at a temperature of 180 degrees. That’s 60 degrees hotter than your standard home dishwasher.
Q: What if I don’t have a token?
If you do not have a token you may purchase the container for 5.00 with your dining points, cash or credit card.
Q: What if I want a second container?
If you would like to purchase a second reusable container, you may do so for 5.00 with your dining points, cash or credit card at the checkout.
Q: Can I redeem my token for cash?
No, you may not redeem tokens for cash.
Q: Why can’t I just re-use my container without redeeming it for a token?
For health and safety concerns only clean and sanitized containers may be used in the service area. By returning containers for proper cleaning you are protecting the safety of everyone who dines with us. For the same reason we ask that you do not use your own containers.