Sustainability Efforts

Read more about efforts Dining Services takes to reduce waste!

Read about the efforts Dining Services does to reduce waste

Aggie Blue Bikes Donations

Dining Services donates 5 cents every time a refill is purchased, anywhere on-campus! When you dine with us bring a reusable cup and you can pay for a refill instead of a new drink, not only will it be cheaper but you also reduce waste and support Aggie Blue Bikes with 5 cents each time! This partnership started May 2015, as of July 2023 we have donated $12,243.60 to Aggie Blue Bikes!

Reusable Containers

When getting a meal to-go from our dining halls The Junction or The Marketplace, purchase a reusable to-go container ($10 one-time purchase) and bring that each time you want to get a meal to-go! Help reduce waste by getting a reusable container instead of getting plastic or paper ones each time you stop by.


We have grey composte specific buckets spread throughout the kitchen to collect vegetable waste that is sent to the composter machine. 


Our empty boxes from deliveries, are broken down flat, any food item that comes in a can has the label removed then rinsed and sent to USU's recycling facility.

SNAC Partnership

Dining Services donates unsold bread, bagels, desserts, and other perishables to The Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) pantry. Their mission is to assist any Aggie who experiences difficulty accessing nutritious food and personal care products. Patrons may receive assistance once per week, as needed, no questions asked. More info here.

Stay and Eat Containers

Eat in our location The Forum Cafe or Luke's and use their reusable plates! We also utilize biodegradable/compostable paper plates for our catered events!