Zero Waste Catering
University Catering offers great options for catering customers who want to reduce their waste at events. Below are helpful resources and reusable options to make your event more sustainable.
|Options||Services||Sustainable Details||How to Dispose|
|Paperware Eating Utensils and Plates||Comes standard with orders||Biodegradable materials||Place items in the Zero Waste Disposal Bin.*|
|Scrollware||Comes as an upgrade to paperware||Recyclable material||Scrape food into a Zero Waste Disposal Bin* and dispose of Scrollware in recycle bin.|
|China/Silverware||Comes as an upgrade to Scrollware||Reusable materials||Catering staff will dispose of food into a Zero Waste Disposal Bin* and wash China/silverware for reuse.|
|Bulk Menu Orders||Orders are packaged in cardboard boxes, plastic bags and containers||Recyclable material||Scrape food into a Zero waste Disposal Bin* and dispose of all packaging materials in appropriate recycling receptacles.|
|Drop off/Pick Up Orders||Orders are packaged in aluminum or plastic containers and trays||Aluminum containers are recyclable. Plastic containers and trays are recyclable or reusable||Scrape food into a Zero Waste Disposal Bin* and dispose of all packaging materials in appropriate recycling receptacles. Serving utensils may be washed and reused or recycled.|
|Zero Waste Coffee & Tea Service||Please ask your sales representative for this option.||Sugar packets are recyclable and creamers are placed in carafes. Wooden stir sticks are biodegradable.||Catering staff will dispose of the waste in the proper bins and wash containers. Wooden stir sticks can be disposed of in a Zero Waste Disposal Bin.*|
All other requests, please contact your catering representative for assistance.
How to Obtain a Zero Waste Disposal Bin
To reserve a Zero Waste Disposal Bin, contact Facilities at (805)756-5555.
Have Enough Recycling Bins Available
Where ever you plan to have your event, make sure there are enough recycling bins available for proper disposal. Please contact Facilities for assistance at (805)756-5555.
We are proud to offer a variety of locally sourced foods from our bountiful and rich farming areas, whenever possible. We support several local farms and artisans, including:
- Cal Poly Farms
- Cal Poly Products including chocolates, jams, cheeses, sauces, eggs and honey
- Locally baked bread from Edna’s Bakery, in SLO
- Seasonal Seafood from Atascadero-based Central Coast Seafood
- Meat from Kaney Food Service Company, in SLO
- Dairy products from Producers Dairy, in Fresno