Both meal containers and their plastic casing can be directly recycled alongside plastic products. You can recycle the cardboard meal sleeve and the cardboard delivery box with other paper products.
For the insulation, you can remove the plastic cover and recycle as usual. The denim insulation inside the plastic should go with your regular garbage, but rest assured that it’s 85% biodegradable. (Pro tip: The denim insulation makes a great pet bed and can also be donated to your local animal shelter.)
Once the gel packs are fully thawed, you should dispose of the non-toxic contents in the garbage and then recycle the plastic bag. Even though the gel inside is water soluble, we don’t recommend pouring it down the drain in case of temporary clogs. (Another option is to reuse or donate your gel packs. They’re great for camping and road trips.)