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Our Delivery Disposables and How To’s



Sustainability is in our DNA. As Chicago’s first Green-Certified caterer, we practice what we preach. From our state-of-the-art 80,000 square-foot facility, to composting, sourcing, and event best practices, we continually strive to be eco-conscious in everything we do. We work with your on-site team to ensure consistent, integrated sustainability initiatives. Learn more about our practices for delivery disposables and what products can be reused, recycled, and composted below.



Delivery recyclables

1. 16 ounce cup #1  |  2. Coffee lid Eco Product #5  |  3. Power bowls  |  4. Sterno  |  5. Aluminum hotel pans  |  6. Clear yogurt cups #1  |  7. Power bowls #1  |  8. Go boxes #1  |  9. Trays and lids #1

Note: All recyclables must be rinsed and free from food residue prior to recycling.


RECYCLING is the process of converting waste materials into new products. It involves collecting and separating materials such as paper, plastic, metal, and glass that would otherwise be thrown away, and processing them so that they can be reused to make new products. Recycling is an important practice that can help to reduce pollution, save energy, and support a more sustainable future.


CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES: Recycling reduces the need for raw materials such as trees, oil, and minerals, which are finite resources. By recycling, we can conserve these resources and use them more efficiently.

REDUCING WASTE: Recycling diverts waste from landfills and reduces the amount that ends up in oceans or natural habitats. This helps to minimize the environmental impact of waste and reduce pollution.

SAVING ENERGY: Recycling uses less energy than manufacturing products from raw materials. For example, recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy required to produce new cans from raw materials.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT: Recycling helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources, and protects wildlife and their habitats. It also helps to prevent pollution from waste and reduces the need for new landfills.



Delivery reusables and refusables

1. Chafers  |  2. Serving utensils  |  3. 1 Gallon and 2 Gallon bowls


REUSE involves using products or materials more than once, rather than throwing them away after a single use. This can involve using reusable bags, water bottles, and coffee cups, or repairing and repurposing items rather than throwing them away. By reusing products, we can save money, conserve natural resources, and reduce waste.

REFUSE products that you don’t need. If you already have chafers, serving utensils, and large serving bowl for ice, let us know you’d like to /refuse/ new ones, so we can all use less of these single-use plastics that cannot be recycled.



Delivery compostables

1. Plates BPI certified  |  2. Sandwich/wrap/salad boxes  |  3. Forks, spoons, and knives  |  4. 9 ounce cup BPI certified #7  |  5. Napkins with Blue Plate logo  |  6. 9 ounce paper container  |  7. Kraft paper for trays


COMPOSTING is a natural process of recycling organic material into nutrient-rich soil that can be used to grow plants. Composting is an eco-friendly way to reduce waste, improve soil quality, and support sustainable gardening practices.


REDUCING WASTE: Composting diverts organic waste from landfills, where it would otherwise take up space and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY: Compost adds nutrients to soil, improving its texture, water retention, and ability to support plant growth.

SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE GARDENING: Compost can be used to grow healthy plants without relying on synthetic fertilizers or harmful chemicals.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT: By reducing waste and promoting healthy soil, composting supports sustainable practices that benefit the environment and help combat climate change.