Russo Salt Supply

Bulk Ice Melt

Russo Salt Supply is your #1 Chicagoland Distributor, providing ice melt to contractors, municipalities, and more all across the Chicagoland area. Offering a great variety of bulk and bagged material, we are prepared to suit the needs of any snow & ice management concern. Need salt? Fill out this form and a Russo Sales representative will contact you.

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Bulk Ice Melt Options:

Quality De-Icing Products Available at Competitive Prices!

  • Rock Salt - Standard Rock Salt
  • Treated - Russo Treated Rock Salt is Standard Rock Salt treated with a proprietary blend of Calcium and Performance Enhancer with Corrosion Inhibitor.
  • Blended - 50/50 Blend of Rock Salt & Treated

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Or for more information, contact your local Russo Sales Rep.

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Hainesville, IL 847-752-0420 Click to Text Russo Hainesville
Naperville, IL 630-219-2440 Click to Text Russo Naperville
Schiller Park, IL 847-678-9525 Click to Text Russo Schiller Park
Frankfort, IL 779-333-7000 Click to Text Russo Frankfort
Elgin, IL 224-268-3035 Click to Text Russo Elgin

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Packaged Ice Melt

Russo Salt Supply offers a wide variety of de-icing material to suit any professional's needs. Whether you require a blend, a liquid deicer, or an eco-friendly product, Russo has the product selection for any job.

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Packaged Ice Melt Options:

Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Sodium Chloride (NaCl): Also called rock salt, this is one of the most abundant chemical compounds found on the earth. It will melt snow and ice effectively at temperatures down to 16°F.

Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2)

Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2): Considered a premium deicer because of its effectiveness, Magnesium Chloride has grown in popularity to its low environmental impact. It will melt snow and ice effectively down to -13°F.

Calcium Chloride (CaCl2)

Calcium Chloride (CaCl2): Another naturally occurring chloride, calcium chloride is the most recognized premium deicer because it has been widely used in the US for over 100 years. Like salt, calcium can be messy when it’s tracked in, and its toxicity is the highest of all chloride-based deicers. This powerful deicer melts ice down at temperatures scraping -25°F.

Potassium Chloride (KCl)

Potassium Chloride (KCl): Potassium chloride is recognized as one of the more environmentally friendly deicers, a big plus for some clients. This material is less effective in cold weather, melting ice down to +25°F.


Acetates: Most commonly found in three forms: sodium acetate, calcium magnesium acetate, and potassium acetate. Acetate deicers are organic chemical compounds that break down naturally in the environment. They protect surfaces and structures from damage, due to their lack of chlorides. Acetates are commonly used on structural concrete, parking garages, and airports where chlorides are banned due to the corrosion potential.

Water Softener

Water Softener Salt: Typically used to remove minerals in your water supply, these salt pellets can also be used as an alternative to rock salt. Since water softener salt is used in drinking water, it is made extremely safe for consumption by humans as well as pets. Thus water softener salt as a way of de-icing is equal in safety to alternatives like rock salt which are advertised as being ‘pet friendly’.


Others: There are a vast amount of other compound products, but only represent a very small portion of the market. Urea, ammonium sulfate, glycols, and formates are the most common. In addition, there are a variety of options available that combine the different chemicals together as a powerful de-icer product.

Liquid De-Icer

Liquid Power Melt

Liquid Power Melt - The Latest in the Russo Power Melt Lineup

Russo is proud to offer a liquid ice melt solution! Liquid Power Melt starts working almost INSTANTLY, remains effective for longer than many solid ice melt materials, and has a more precise and efficient application process. Are you ready to take your snow and ice management to the next level?

More Profitable

  • Reduced Equipment Wear - Less Plowing Needed
  • Precise Application Rates - Fewer Applications
  • Increased Efficiency - Reduced Labor

Available at all Russo Locations

  • Available for Purchase by the Gallon
  • Or in 265 Gallon Totes
  • Truckload/Larger Quantities also Available

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More Effective

  • Russo Liquid Power Melt® Works to -20°F
  • Pre-Application Delays/Prevents Ice
  • Application Rate: 40+ Gallons Per Acre*
Liquid De-Icer Application

*Effectiveness of liquid power melt is based on the correct application rate based upon weather conditions and the type of surface receiving application.

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Overall, each ice melt type works well enough on its own, but with the right combinations of these products in the correct portions, you can form very effective synergies. Russo’s inventory of bulk and packaged ice melt material is the largest of any distributor in the greater Chicagoland market.

Whatever material you will need for the winter season, the best choice is to buy it early and buy it from Russo.

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