University Dining Services Reusable Container Program
In response to COVID-19, all meals beginning in August 2020 will be served to-go.
University Dining Services will utilize re-usable containers and cups to minimize the use of disposable dinnerware. Each student will be issued one reusable 9”x9” x 3.75” container and one 22 oz. reusable cup, free of charge. At each meal, in addition to the container and cup, students will pick-up a disposal silverware packet and a disposable lid for their cup. Sides, such as fruit, salads, cottage cheese, and desserts will be individually packaged in disposal containers.
Students will be issued a paper token to redeem for their container and cup during their first meal in the cafeteria. This token will be issued when the student receives their UW-Stout facemasks. Students must present this paper token to both the cashier and the station server to redeem for their container. Cups will be issued at the beverage station
Containers and cups may not be reused before being cleaned and sanitized by University Dining staff.
Students must return the container and cup after each use. Students must bring their used container in the next time they dine. Students will pay for their meals at the register, receive their token, and deposit their used cup and container at the designated location for the facility they are dining in. If a student chooses to dine in the limited seating area of the Commons or North Point cafeteria, they can exchange their used container for a token before leaving the dining area. Students may also exchange their used containers at the Commons Cafeteria Express or North Point Mini-Mart for a token.
Failure to return a container or cup will result in a charge of $4.00 for the container, and $2.00 for the cup, the next time they dine.