Choose to Reuse is BU Dining’s award-winning reusable to-go container program. This innovative reusable container program is designed to reduce packaging waste in support of BU’s Zero Waste Plan. By participating in the Choose to Reuse program, you can help Boston University achieve its sustainability goals while also taking steps to protect the environment.

Since Choose to Reuse launched in the GSU Food Hall in February 2023, we have decreased the use of disposable containers by more than 78%!

The Choose to Reuse program is open to students, staff, and faculty. Based on the success of the program, we have expanded the program!

Choose to Reuse is now available at:

  • Bay State Underground
  • GSU Food Hall – Basho, CRBC, Greens & Grains, Halal Shack, Panda Express, Rhett’s, and The Coop
  • Late Nite @ Warren Towers
  • Late Nite @ West Campus
  • Law School Cafe
  • Night Kitchen Fenway
  • Saxbys

For the summer, Choose to Reuse containers can only be returned to the return bins in the GSU. 

The disposable container fee at most participating locations is $2.50, the disposable container fee at Law School Cafe is $1.00. Additionally, Saxbys offers reusable cups as part of the Choose to Reuse initiative, with a $1.00 fee for disposable cups. By selecting either ‘Choose to Reuse’ or ‘Dine In,’ you’ll save money and reduce waste!

Choose to Reuse In the News

Campus ID News Grubhub offers universities reusable containers via
NACUFS Choose to Reuse Wins Gold Sustainability Award
BU Today Going Green: Reusable Container Initiative Starts at GSU