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a new way to-go!

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everything you need to know to get to-to


Why are we implementing this program?

Wagoner Dining Hall is committed to maintaining its status as a Zero Waste Facility. Covid-19 brought us many challenges, which we quickly adapted to overcome, including the disposable Wagoner To-Go program. The UNCW Sustainability Office and Campus Dining Sustainability saw this as an opportunity to pilot a new, sustainable option that is accessible to all students. Keeping the convenience and agency of a traditional to-go program but leaving the waste behind.


How do I get a green box?

You can get a green to go box from Wagoner Dining Hall for a $5 refundable deposit. If you are a student, you
can use Food Dollars or Seahawk Bucks for this initial charge. Faculty, staff, and other guests can use these methods in addition to cash, credit, and debit.
If you do use cash, credit, or debit, make sure you hang on to your receipt for the refund process.


Where can I use my box?

Boxes can be picked up and returned at Wagoner Dining Hall. Once you have your box filled with your Wagoner favorites, you can take your box anywhere you like!


I don't have a dishwasher; can I still participate in the program?

Absolutely! Boxes need to be returned empty of food debris, but do not need to be washed. Once returned, used boxes will be processed through our commercial dishwasher.


Who is eligible to participate in the program?

All Wagoner guests are eligible to participate in the program. Students may pay deposits with Food Dollars or Seahawk Bucks. Faculty, Staff, and other guests may pay deposits using Food Dollars, Seahawk Bucks, Cash, Credit, or Debit.

When purchasing using cash, credit, or debit please have receipt with you at the time of return to verify tender type.


Once I have finished using my box, what do I do?

When you are ready to return your box, please empty it of all food debris and bring it into Wagoner Dining Hall. Then you have two options:
- Return your box for a full refund of your initial $5 deposit, OR
- Exchange your empty box for a new, clean box to take another meal to go


What if I lose or break my box?

Our goal is 100% return of all boxes, even if they are broken. Campus Dining, UNCW Sustainability, and UNCW Recycling Services have worked together to ensure all boxes can be reused in circulation or recycled. If your box is lost or broken, your initial $5 deposit will be used to replace that box in circulation. Broken boxes are eligible for equal exchange of a clean, new box. For lost boxes, you can always come to Wagoner and get a new box for another $5 deposit.


Why do we have to return the boxes?

Like library books, reusable to go boxes are for all students to enjoy, the circulation of boxes is maintained by funding through the UNCW Sustainability Office. Keeping boxes in circulation by returning helps ensure this program can be enjoyed by future Seahawks for years to come!

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