Reusable Container Program

Reusable Container Program

The reusable container program (called go/to-go) in the dining halls is designed to reduce waste while still promoting a safe, healthy, and convenient to-go meal option. 

Dining Services previously purchased over 180,000 disposable to-go containers per year, spending large sums of money on one-use waste products. Our program replaces these disposable to-go boxes with reusable containers. Developed by a group of students, go/to-go saves Dining Services money, reduce waste in the dining halls, and increase Middlebury's sustainability overall.

Participants in the optional program receive a carabiner for a $5 deposit that they can trade in at any dining hall for a reusable container. Used containers are washed in the industrial dish washers and redistributed for use.

For FAQs, click here.

To give feedback on the program, click here.

To read the SGA bill, click here.

(graphic by Jenny Tan '21)

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