Reusable Container Program
UMD Dining is proud to offer this sustainable program.
Save the Cash. Save the Earth.
Starting in January 2022 all single-use containers from the Food Court will cost an additional $0.50 per visit. After 10 orders you'll spend the same amount to opt into the Reusable Container Program.
How the Reusable Container Program Works
- Purchase or redeem a token for a reusable container at a Dining Services cashier stand or upon purchase via Grubhub for just $5 (this is a one-time purchase).
- Get your food in your container.
- Enjoy your meal.
- Empty (and rinse) the container.
- Return the container to Superior Dining or the Food Court and receive a token for the next time or a new container if you are getting food right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I keep the container?
Yes, you own the container and you can use your container all throughout your studies here at UMD. Because we wash and re-use these as a way to reduce waste, we do ask that when you are done with your studies at UMD that you turn it in. You can drop off a container in Superior Dining or the Food Court.
Do I have to clean it?
Rinse it out, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our industrial dishwasher will properly clean and sanitize the containers.
What if the container breaks or I lose the token?
Regular wear and tear breakage is okay, but if a container or token is lost you’ll need to purchase another container.