Beginning winter quarter 2009, Hedrick Residental Restaurant went trayless.
The program was a great success. The trayless program eliminated the daily need to wash thousands of trays at Hedrick Hall. As a result of the reduced washing needs, the Hedrick trayless program saved over 6,000 gallons of water every month.
Given the great success of this program, Rieber Hall will be going trayless this fall.
Personal Challenge: try going trayless everywhere, even when you are out on the town. The Swedish meatballs at Ikea taste just as good tray or no tray.