Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

Electronic Waste

Consider Donation
If the continuous glucose monitor is still usable and in good condition, please donate. See below “Ways to Reuse.”

City Specific Disposal Options
Please check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.)

Household E-Waste Drop-Off
Your city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.
– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events
– Riverside County

– San Bernardino County
– Ventura County 

Disposal Options For Businesses
E-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply.

Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above).

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.