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Reusable to-go container being handed ti a student

We want YOU to choose to reuse!

Dining Services has partnered with Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life, and the Office of Sustainability to offer an innovative Reusable To-Go (R2G) program that makes Virginia Tech a more sustianable place to live and work. 

Reusable To-Go Containers

Using Virginia Tech’s free Reusable To-Go program is a great way to save money and reduce waste. Compostable clamshells cost 25 cents apiece, and they often end up in the landfill. Join us in doing the "green" thing and get your food in a free R2G container! All students, faculty and staff have free access to this program reguardless of meal plan status.

Like a public library our containers are free to use, but must be returned so that future Hokies can use them, too!

How does the program work?

  • Step 1: Ask for your to go food in a free Reusable To-Go (R2G) container.
  • Step 2: Take your food to go! Once you finish your food, we appreciate it if you empty and rinse your container.
  • Step 3: Bring your container to a return station in Turner Place, DXpress study area, Hokie Grill, or Owens Food Court. You can also make returns to dish return stations in West End Market and Owens Food Court.
  • Step 4: Repeat!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page here. You can also email us at sustainabledining@vt.edu.

Reusable To-Go Water Bottles

Being green is easy when you have one of Dining Services' Reusable To-Go water bottles! Custom Camelbak water bottles are available for purchase for just $14.00. You get free water when you use this bottle, and they can be purchased at Owens Food Court, Hokie Grill, West End Market, Turner Place, DXpress, and Burger '37.

We also allow students to use their own reusable water bottles for water refills at our soda stations. To learn more about the types of bottles we allow please click here.

Sporks

Be a sustainability superhero and help combat single-use waste! In addition to water bottles, Dining Services also sells custom humangear sporks. They are perfect for to-go meals on campus, and durable enough for off-campus adventures (picnic at the Cascades, anyone?). Sold at the cash registers in most dining centers, they are available for $1.12 flex/$2.25 cash.