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If you still need to receive your container that comes with your meal plan, please come to the dining offices on the ground floor of Clohan Hall any time from 9am-4pm to pick yours up! Wondering how this program will work? Check out our guide here, and view FAQs about our program below!

FAQs

What happened to the compostable to go containers?

As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce single use items, Elon Dining has replaced compostable containers with reusable containers. Not only does this reduce the resources and energy required to produce thousands of single use compostable containers, it cuts down on landfill waste from containers that were not disposed of properly.

Who can get a to go container?

To go containers are free to everyone with any level of meal plan! If you don’t have a meal plan but would like a container, they can be purchased at residential dining locations for $7.

How do I get a to go container?

First year students can collect a container at the Oaks office when they get a Phoenix Card. Returning students can collect a container at the locations detailed above.

Where can I use my to go container?

To go containers can be used and returned at any of our 3 residential locations: McEwen, Lakeside, and Clohan.

Do I have to clean my to go container?

When you return a used to go container, you can exchange it for a clean, sanitized container to use again.

What if I want to return my dirty container, but don’t want get a new clean container right away?

When you return a used container, you can choose to exchange it for a carabiner clip. Bring the clip back to any residential dining location to exchange it for a clean container!

What happens if I lose my container or carabiner clip?

A new container can be purchased at residential dining locations for $7.