Ozzi or other re-useable containers

  • 1.  Ozzi or other re-useable containers

    Posted 04-05-2019 09:03
    Good Morning,
    I am curious if any campus is using Ozzi or a similar electronic-based re-useable container tracker in their Dining operation. If you can share the company and your initial thoughts, I'd appreciate any feedback!

    Joe Russo
    Drexel University
    Executive Director, Drexel Business Services
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
    Email: Joe

  • 2.  RE: Ozzi or other re-useable containers

    Posted 04-08-2019 10:00

    After looking into what other institutions have done, where they no longer have a program, we are exploring a home grown program this fall.  Ozzi is cost intensive, containers and machine.    Student leading marketing will be key in implementation.


    Whitney Sutton

    Colorado Mesa University

    Director of Budgets and Foodservice Programs

    1100 North Avenue

    Grand Junction, Colorado



  • 3.  RE: Ozzi or other re-useable containers

    Posted 04-08-2019 15:29
    ​We have been doing a reusable container program for 4 years in our res dining halls. Students return containers to dining halls only and we either give them a new container or a token. Similar to ozzi but no machines and less expensive  .

    Alfredo Macias
    California State University - Long Beach
    Director - Res. Dining & Catering
    Long Beach CA
    United States

  • 4.  RE: Ozzi or other re-useable containers

    Posted 04-09-2019 09:51
    The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is using the OZZI machine and containers.  Our students pay a Green Fee each year (approximately $6/student), and there is a Green Fund Committee who hears proposals from students to fund various projects.  A student proposed the OZZI machine to the Committee, and they funded the machine.  Our dining program is funding the containers.  We initially started with physical tokens, but we've now incorporated it into our CBORD ID card system where students and employees have a virtual token on their ID card.

    We use the containers in our union marketplace for our salad, mexican, and burger locations. The machine is also located in the union. Marketing is key so students and employees know how the program works and that it is free. The use of the containers started off slow and has gradually increased.  We still have more marketing to do, but the people who use it seem to really like it.


    Jean Kwaterski
    Executive Director for Campus Life
    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    Reeve Memorial Union
    Division of Student Affairs
    748 Algoma Blvd, R104
    Oshkosh, WI 54901