Reusable Container Pilot Program



As part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact, Queen’s University Hospitality Services has introduced the new reusable container pilot program at Jean-Royce Dining Hall. This program aims to help students reduce waste and increase the flexibility of the dining program by allowing students and staff who are rushed for time, take full meals to go. Whether you would like to enjoy a meal in your dorm/office; avoid the crowds, or grab a quick meal before class/meeting, the to-go container program is for you.

How it Works

  1. To enter the program, students and staff will ask for their meal in a reusable to-go container. When paying for their meal, they will pay a one-time deposit of $5 for the to-go container. They can pay with cash or Flex $.
  2. After they are done their meal, they can return the container, at their convenience, to the Jean-Royce Dining Hall cashier for a carabiner.
  3. The next time they order food, ask for it in a to-go container. Give the cashier the carabiner at checkout to avoid paying another deposit.
  4. Return the container in the same way to the cashier to get another carabiner. The cycle continues!

This take-out option is available at all meal periods at Jean-Royce Dining Hall, and is available to students, staff and faculty.

For all take-out meal in a compostable container, a .30 cent charge will be added to the price of your meal. The deposit is a one-time only payment, however, if a carabiner or container is lost, another deposit will be required to continue with the program. If you join the Reusable Container Pilot Program, you will have paid for your deposit after 20 take-out meals! And the initial $5 is only a deposit. It can be redeemed at any time. Cash and Flex $ are accepted fo deposits.

Eco-Takeout Containers are reusable, recyclable, made of durable polypropylene (BPA free), break-resistant, commercial dishwasher safe, microwave safe and have antimicrobial protection to inhibit growth of stains and odours causing bacteria.