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Eco Friendly Ways To De-Ice Your Driveway


Try a "Snow Melt Mat"

If you are installing a new driveway or replacing an old one, lay down electric wires to heat the driveway from below and radiate heat upwards. It may be better than chemicals that pollute the water and endanger plants and pets.

Shovel Snow

Minimize snow and ice by shoveling. If shoveling is too challenging for you, pay a neighborhood kid few dollars to help.

Get a Grip

Scatter sand or even birdseed for traction. The grains won’t melt snow or ice but they will give you more grip on icy surfaces.

Go Electric

If you prefer to use a snow blower, get an electric model. Gas-powered blowers generate a lot more air and noise pollution.

Get The Boot

Wear boots that have a solid toe and bottom treads to help increase your grip in icy surfaces.

Skip The Kitty Litter or Wood Ashes

Neither melts snow and ice, and they have a tendency to get messy when it warms up.