Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

Hazardous Waste E-Waste

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Collection Event (El Sobrante, CA) – ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday, August 24, 2024

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DO NOT THROW IN THE GARBAGE. Please bring them to a designated Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility. 

In addition, please see the item info below with the link to learn how to safely dispose of sharps.


Insulin Pumps & CGM Devices Are Hazardous Waste

Insulin pumps and CGM receivers contain electronic materials that contaminate the environment if not properly processed. Do not throw them in the garbage.

Dispose of Insulin Pens With Sharps

Insulin pens are hazardous waste and must be disposed of in a biohazard sharps container. Learn how to safely dispose of sharps.

Some Diabetes Supplies Are OK in Garbage

Some diabetes supplies may be disposed of in the garbage, including alcohol swabs, blood test strips, decorative CGM patches/covers, decorative insulin pump patches/covers, ketone test strips, and control solution (fake blood).

Ways to Reuse

Still Works? Donate It

If your CGM device still works, consider donating it to organizations such as Insulin for Life.