Reusable Cups Can Be Used at Tim Horton’s Again

After being paused out of health and safety concerns for guests and staff, Tim Horton’s has announced that they are now re-allowing the use of personal reusable cups when ordering beverages at their locations as of April 6.

In their continued effort to reduce single-cup usage, the chain is offering a ten-cent discount on beverages when guests opt to use their reusable cups when ordering. These cups must be clean, in good condition and not show signs of cracking or damage. Staff will not be responsible for cleaning guest-provided cups before use.

“We’ve been looking forward to accepting reusable cups in restaurants again and have been working hard with Tims restaurant owners to ensure we do so safely and consistently – including with cold beverages,” said Paul Yang, Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability for Tim Hortons.

Reusable drinkware is also available for purchase in-store with new stainless steel tumblers, straws and mugs becoming available at month’s end.

“In 2019, we reduced our usage of single-use cups by serving nearly 15 million hot beverage orders in reusable cups. Now by offering the option of getting cold beverages served in reusable cups, the potential to reduce the use of single-use cups is even greater. We know we can do better, and we know our guests will be excited to participate with us in reducing waste. We invite them to bring their reusable cups on their next Tims run.”

Tim Horton’s is also slowly reintegrating the use of in-store dishware (mugs, cutlery, plates) with select locations bringing them back at a time.