Mobile Ordering is available for CofC students, faculty & staff on the Transact Mobile Ordering App! Download on iOS here and Android here.

What's Our Role?

Dining Services and Aramark are committed to aligning with the College of Charleston in working towards campus climate goals.

The College of Charleston campus-wide goals aim to conduct entirely Zero Waste Operations by 2035 and to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050. Dining Services plays a major role in reaching these goals, as food service and is a resource intensive process. We have three main operational areas where we can reduce our footprint, through Zero Waste, Operational Efficiency and Sustainable Sourcing.


  • Campus uses millions of pounds of material each year, these products all use resources in production, shipping and disposal.
  • Our Zero Waste goal requires us to divert at least 90% of our total waste away from the landfill, sending our waste towards composting and recycling plants instead and creating a more circular use of our resources. 
  • Minimizing our waste and switching to reusable materials when possible reducing our total waste and makes diversion easier.
  • The Center for Sustainable Development created a chart mapping the entire campus wide landfill diversion, with more than 60% still being sent to the landfill. 

  • Dining Services contributes to this goal through our composting program, recycling efforts and waste reduction practices.  


  • Local Sourcing and Sustainable Procurement are both priorities for Dining Services and Aramark. 
  • We have partnered with with locally based vendors Limehouse Produce and Growfood Carolina, which acts as the South Carolina's first local food hub. 
  • Beyond our food purchasing, we strive to purchase environmentally products for our operations and cleaning, that reduce our impact. 

checkOperational Efficiency 

  •  Using efficient and long lasting appliances allows us to reduce our energy, water and resource use. 
  • A major component of the Green Restaurant Certification requires upgrades to more efficient models when possible.