Choose to Reuse is Back!

Did you know that one reusable container replaces on average 300+ single-use (paper) to-go boxes? Be more sustainable by using a reusable container for free!


Every month, Pitt’s Oakland campus uses nearly 50,000 single-use disposable cups for beverages and 225,000 to-go packages for food. The majority of this single-use, disposable packaging is not recyclable on or off-campus and end up in the landfill. Plastic pollution and litter have an enormous detrimental environmental impact on our ecosystems.

The University of Pittsburgh’s goal is to serve half of all to-go meals and beverages in reusable containers by 2025. Please help us get there by participating in the “Choose to Reuse” Reusable Container Program.

Order your meal in a reusable container at participating dining locations and help reduce single-use disposable to-go containers on campus. All students, faculty, and staff with a Panther Card are eligible to receive their first reusable container for free! Learn more here!

Participating Locations:

  • The Eatery in Litchfield Towers
  • The Perch in Sutherland Hall
  • The Market at Towers in Litchfield Towers
  • The Market at Sutherland in Sutherland Hall
  • Create in Schenley Cafe (William Pitt Union)
  • Ft. Pitt Subs in Schenley Café (William Pitt Union)
  • True Burger in Schenley Cafe (William Pitt Union)


Locations coming soon

PA Taco in Schenley Café (coming soon!)

Wicked Pies in Schenley Café (coming soon!)


Return used containers here:

  • Sutherland Hall Lobby
  • The Eatery in Litchfield Towers
  • Schenley Café in William Pitt Union