Reusable Dish Program

Reusable Dish Program

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The Reusable Dish Program (RDP) is a service offered to U of A campus community members and more, providing reusable cutlery and dishes for events and programs. The service is free for those associated directly with the University of Alberta. For those that are not, there is a small fee ranging from $5 to $10 per user based on the number of items ordered.


Your RDP is back in service!!! After being temporarily suspended for 2 years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are now back in operation. To keep our patrons safe, we are following all necessary cleaning and sanitization protocols while handling our orders. For any specific safety questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for being patient with us and continuing to use our service!

Updated April 3rd, 2023: RDP will be closing our operations for the academic year on April 12th, 2023. When placing orders, please make sure your return date is on or earlier than April 12th. We will be closed over the spring/summer semesters and will resume our operations in Fall 2023!


  • Book Your Order:

    • For orders under 100 items, please book 1 week in advance

    • For orders over 100 items, please book 2 weeks in advance

  • Please click here to place an order with the RDP

  • Receive Confirmation:

    • Within five business days of placing your order with the RDP, the Coordinator will send you an email confirming or denying your request based on our inventory.
  • Pick Up Your Order:

    • Pick up your order at the InfoLink Desk in the lower level of the Students' Union Building (SUB)
  • Count your Dishes:

    • Please ensure you have the correct number of dishes before taking them away and before returning them. We want to limit human error as much as possible, and make the experience rewarding for everyone.
  • Return Your Order:

    • Please return your order to 0-78 SUB with the assistance of the InfoLink Desk in the lower level of the Students' Union Building (SUB)

    • Please return all items rinsed of all food remnants, and without any items missing.


  • Large Orders - $20 deposit for every 100 items

  • Missing Dishes - $5 per dish missing

  • Dirty Dish Returns - $5 for every 100 items in your order

  • Late Returns - $5 for every day late

  • External Organizations - $20 for every 100 items in your order


Unless stated otherwise our dishes are made of food-safe polypropylene. They are safe for hot food items.

  • Beige dinner plates

  • Black dinner plates

  • Black appetizer plates

  • Ceramic appetizer plates

  • Water pitchers (Made of polyethylene should not be heated)

  • Blue and Green cups (Capacity - 1.5 cups / 355ml / 12oz)

  • Black bowls (Capacity - 1.5 cups / 355ml / 12oz)

  • Blue bowls (Capacity - 2 cups / 500ml / 16oz)

  • Green and Gold appetizer bowls (Capacity - 0.5 cups / 125ml / 4oz)

  • Orange salad bowls (Capacity - 1.5 cups / 355ml / 12oz) (Made of Melamine plastic not microwave safe)

  • Stainless steel forks

  • Stainless steel knives

  • Stainless steel spoons


  • InfoLink is open during the Fall and Winter Semester from Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. Summer hours are from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

  • Reusable Dish Program is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM.


For any inquiries, reach out to us at Thank you for your interest in the Reusable Dish Program!!!

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Monday to Friday
Best available by appointment.


Sustain SU Office
0-81 Student Life Central desk Lower Level
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7