Your customers want to #SkipTheTrash!
We love Durham and we love our community. But the Triangle is facing a crisis that is threatening the health of our environment and our residents: Trash. GreenToGo is teaming up with local businesses to take action to prevent trash, one meal at a time.
What is GreenToGo? GreenToGo is Durham’s reusable, returnable take out container service that reduces trash in our community by preventing it in the first place.
We provide restaurants with clean GreenToGo containers, monitor the inventory and restock them as needed. We do an in-person training for your staff, provide signage for customers, and can even do demonstrations in your restaurant to teach customers how it works. Your restaurant will have an on-site return station (which can be located indoors or outside) for customers to return dirty GreenToGo containers .
HOW GreenToGo WORKS
Participating restaurants are stocked with our reusable, spill-proof containers. When a GreenToGo member dines at your restaurant, they request a GreenToGo container for their takeout or leftovers and show your cashier that they are an active GreenToGo member on their mobile device. Your staff simply uses a clean GreenToGo container for the customer’s food and the customer checks it out on their mobile device using the sign we provide. Your restaurant’s stock of containers is inventoried electronically based on these check-outs and refilled as needed by GreenToGo staff. We collect dirty containers from return stations weekly by bicycle to reduce our carbon footprint.
BENEFITS FOR RESTAURANTS
- When your restaurant joins GreenToGo, all of your employees receive a 1-box, 1-year GreenToGo membership for free!
Additionally, your business receives tons of FREE PR including, but not limited to:
- Listing + Link on the GreenToGo website
- Acknowleged as a business member in the GreenToGo online map
- Promotions at all events GreenToGo hosts or attends (1-2/month. See all our events on Facebook)
- Mentions & tags on our social media announcements about GreenToGo
And, of course, by choosing GreenToGo, your business will save money by purchasing fewer single-use take out boxes! As this movement grows, your costs go down!
Pricing for GreenToGo is based on a sliding scale – you choose a price between $150 – $500 per year, plus an upfront $100 fee for the return station (hand built using reuse materials). $150 is the bare minimum to keep our operations afloat. Anything above $150 will be tax deductible (because GreenToGo is a subsidiary of Don’t Waste Durham, a 501c3 Non-profit) and used to increase our marketing budget and ability to reach new users.