Once you receive your box, please put your meals into your refrigerator and keep cool until you consume them. Anytime Meals (soups, stews) can either be kept in the refrigerator or frozen until a later date.
How to dispose of your box & shipping materials:
Cardboard box: Our box can either be reused or recycled with the rest of your cardboard and picked up directly from your home by your waste management company.
Insulation: Our insulation is made from recycled textiles! To dispose of it, remove the plastic lining and recycle. The interior fabric can actually be composted in your garden or picked up with your compost scraps.
Gel Packs: Our gel packs can be reused, donated, or recycled! Many charities and organizations love ice pack donations -- some that our other customers have donated to include Boy & Girl Scout Troops, Goodwill, food banks and soup kitchens, some local public schools, SPCA, youth sports clubs & dance companies and the Boys & Girls Club.
You can also recycle your gel pack. Our gel ice packs are all 100% biodegradable and recyclable (and nontoxic!) We recommend melting the ice and cutting open the bags and dumping them in your compost or anywhere you would dispose of grass clippings. It's 95%+ water so that will dissolve leaving behind the compostable gel. We strongly recommend NOT dumping it down your sink/drain as it can build up and clog. Once you've disposed of the interior, the poly-bags that hold the gel are actually recyclable and can be put straight into the recycling bin.
Food Containers: Our food containers are all recyclable.