Freezer Packs

Most modern, reusable freezer packs do not contain hazardous materials and can be disposed of in your household trash.

The following may contain hazardous material, and should be brought to any LRSWMD Household Hazardous Waste Collection or to the CSWD Environmental Depot:

  • Single-use instant cold packs
    Some single-use packs, which are crushed to “activate,” can contain ammonium nitrate, which is hazardous before it is activated. Activated packs can be disposed of in your household trash. Non-activated packs should be brought to a hazardous waste collection or to the CSWD Environmental Depot.
  • Old metal cold packs
    Some older cold packs, often made of metal, may also contain hazardous material.