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Food Container Returning

As part of our continued efforts to achieve UC Merced’s goals to produce zero waste, zero net energy, and zero net greenhouse gas emissions; this year you will notice that Dining Services has expanded the program of using recyclable take-out containers across the dining system. This change will include all campus dining centers and food truck locations.

 

The Pavilion:

  • Take Out re-usable containers will ONLY be provided at Ciao, Lake Wok and Field of Greens food platforms
  • For all Take Out orders utilizing a re-usable container, customers will be charged a $0.25 fee at the register
  • Customer can purchase pre-made salads, sandwiches, and soups at Common Grounds
  • All pre-made Take Out food sold at Common Grounds will be served in compostable paper containers
  • Cold beverages will be available in compostable wax paper cup w/ no straw or lids
  • Hot coffee will be available in compostable coffee cup w/ compostable lid
  • Plastic straws will only be available upon request

 

The Yablokoff-Wallace and Food Trucks:

  • All vendors will serve food utilizing re-usable take out containers
  • Customers will be charged a $0.25 fee for each re-usable container used per transaction
  • Cold beverages will be available in compostable wax paper cup w/ no straw or lids
  • Hot coffee will be available in a compostable coffee cup w/ compostable lid
  • Plastic straws will only be available upon request

 

The Lantern Café:

  • Customer can purchase hot and cold food
  • Pre-made foods will be served in recyclable containers, & Take-Out foods will be served in compostable containers
  • Compostable straws will only be available upon request

 

 

Where do I return the re-usable food container?

  • Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center, on the dish conveyer
  • COB 2 Quad, near the food trucks
  • SSB/SSM Quad, near the food trucks
  • KL Library, First floor elevator lobby
  • Valley Terrace ‘Den’, near the laundry room’s exterior door
  • Tuolumne, near the trash collection area
  • Half Dome, in Marketplace Express vending room

 

Original Style Collection Container                     New Style Collection Container

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Don’t throw away, recycle for another day