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Waste Management

We take waste separation seriously!

Penn Dining has a strong commitment to maintaining both your health and the health of our planet. In order to ensure we are following COVID-19 protocols as well as continuing our efforts to lower the amount of waste in our dining program, we need your help.


  • Request a Green2Go container at 1920 Commons, Hill College House, or Lauder College House from a designated platform.
  • Remember to bring your Blue Reusable Penn Dining Bag (or red College House tote) to the dining cafe to pick up your meal.
  • Recycle properly! Review the signage provided by Penn Sustainability to help you sort your waste from the dining cafes (and beyond).



Here's how to sort your waste from Penn Dining locations. Recycling: Rigid plastics, clean food containers and lids, clean cold drink cups and lids, clean hot drink lids, plastic cutlery, Other clean recyclables, hot drink sleeves, paper bags, aluminum cans. Trash: soft plastics, clear cellophane bags or wrap, condiment packages, food soiled paper, paper soup cups and lids, bread bags, milk cartons, hot drink cups, pizza containers, paper clamshells, napkins, paper straws, salt and pepper packets.




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