Virginia Tech Reusable To-Go container sustainability green dining dining services R2G OZZI

Reusable to-go container being handed ti a student

Virginia Tech Dining Services wants YOU to choose to reuse! In order to reduce landfill waste we have partnered with Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life, and the Office of Sustainability to offer a Reusable To-Go (R2G) program on campus. This program consists of Reusable To-Go containers, and Reusable To-Go water bottles.

Reusable To-Go Containers

Using Virginia Tech’s Reusable To-Go program is a great way to save money and reduce waste when you get our food to go. Compostable clamshells cost 25 cents apiece, and they often end up in the landfill. Join Dining 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. Like a public library our containers are free to use, but must be returned so that future Hokies can use them, too! When you’re done just return your container to an OZZI machine or a dish return station in a dining center.

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 an OZZI machine in West End Market, Turner Place, Hokie Grill, or Owens Food Court and follow the instructions on the machine. You can also make returns to dish return stations.
  • Step 4: Repeat! Thanks for using the R2G program at Virginia Tech!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page here.

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.