How to Dispose of Ice Packs

From ice packs to foam bricks, each of our products has specific disposal instructions. Find the product name on your ice pack and find the disposal instructions below. 

Glacier Ice

While Glacier Ice packs are non-toxic, they are not drain-safe and may cause a clog.

Recycle/disposal: Simply cut the corner and pour the gel into the trash or spread in an isolated area of the yard or garden where pets do not have access, then dispose of the rinsed film in a #4 recycle bin. Note that Glacier Ice gel is 99.5% water and will dehydrate to .5% of its weight. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed clean and stored in household freezers to be used in lunch boxes or ice chest to keep perishables cold.

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Glacier Ice - Gel Refrigerant Freezer Packs

Enviro Ice 0°C

Enviro Ice underwent rigorous lab testing and has no impact to sinks, PVC pipes, septic tanks, or municipal treatment centers. In addition to being drain safe, Enviro Ice is Nitrogen-based and can be used as plant food.

Recycle/disposal: Simply cut the corner and pour the gel down a household drain or flush in a toilet. Rinse the plastic pouch and recycle it anywhere #4 low density polyethylene plastic is accepted. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

To use as plant food: Simply cut the corner of the gel pack, pour gel pack contents into soil of the plants and water (you may dilute with water first if desired). If plants become over-fertilized, remove a thin top layer of soil and cover the remaining soil with distilled water, then allow it to drain. Repeat 4 times.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed clean and frozen in household freezers to be used in lunchboxes or ice chests to keep perishables cold.

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Enviro Ice Plant Food

Enviro Ice -12°C

Enviro Ice underwent rigorous lab testing and has no impact to sinks, PVC pipes, septic tanks, or municipal treatment centers. In addition to being drain safe, Enviro Ice is Nitrogen-based and can be used as plant food.

Recycle/dispose: Simply cut the corner and pour the gel down a household drain or flush in a toilet. Rinse the plastic pouch and recycle it anywhere #4 low density polyethylene plastic is accepted. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

To use as plant food, please use the following guidelines:

Indoor Plants: Mix .2 oz./5 grams/1 teaspoon of Enviro Ice per gallon of water. Feed indoor plants every two weeks.

Outdoor Flowers and Vegetables: Mix .5 oz./14 grams/3 teaspoons of Enviro Ice per gallon of water in a watering can. Feed outdoor plants every 7-14 days during the growing season.

If plants become over-fertilized, remove a thin top layer of soil and cover the remaining soil with distilled water, then allow it to drain. Repeat 4 times.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed and stored in household freezers to be used in lunch boxes or ice chests to keep perishables cold.

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Drain Friendly Gel Ice Packs
GlacierTemp Moisture Guard - Ice Packs that Prevent Moisture Damage

Glacier Moisture Guard

While Glacier Moisture Guard gel packs are non-toxic, they are not drain safe and may cause a clog.

Disposal: Simply cut the corner and pour the gel into the trash or spread in an isolated area of the yard or garden where pets do not have access. Then, dispose of the film in the trash. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed clean and frozen in household freezers to be used in lunch boxes or ice chests to keep perishables cold.

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Glacier Ice Foam Bricks

Glacier Foam Brick

Disposal: Simply cut open and put the rigid foam into the trash, as over time it will turn into a dust-like material. Then, dispose of the film in the trash. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed clean and stored in household freezers to be used in lunch boxes or ice chest to keep perishables cold.

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EcoGel - Sustainable Gel Refrigerant Ice Pack

EcoGel

Recycle/disposal: Simply cut the corner and pour the semi-solid gel into the trash or place in an isolated area of the yard or garden where pets do not have access. Then, dispose of the rinsed film in a #4 recycle bin. Whole gel packs may be disposed of in your waste bin according to local and state laws.

Reuse: Gel packs may be rinsed clean and stored in household freezers to be used in lunch boxes or ice chests to keep perishables cold.

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