Sustainability/ Reusable Containers
Reusable To-Go Container Program
Why the switch to a reusable container?Vassar Dining is committed to reducing our environmental impact; we needed an environmentally preferable solution to the traditional disposable “to-go” container. Last year at Vassar we used (and then discarded) nearly 100,000 paper to-go containers! By switching to reusable containers we will reduce our contribution to the waste stream and the associated costs of managing solid waste.
How do I get one?This Upon request, students will be issued a reusable Eco-container at the front entrance of ACDC. A $5.00 refundable deposit is required, payable with Dining Bucks or V-Cash.Why do I have to pay $5.00?If your container comes back in reusable condition you will be refunded the $5.00. The deposit is only for replacement costs of damaged containers which are not reusable as part of the exchange program. Has the to-go program changed at all?No, the take out meal procedure is the same – leave your ID when you swipe at the door, pick it up as you leave, enjoy your meal!What do I do the next time I want a meal to-go?Just bring your rinsed container and exchange it at the door for another clean reusable container. How do they get cleaned?The re-usable containers are dishwasher safe and go through the same cleaning process as the dinnerware at ACDC. What if I forget to bring the rinsed container?The You can receive another container for another refundable $5.00 deposit.