Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Recycle with E-Waste

An estimated 50 million tons of E-Waste is produced each year! It is illegal to dispose of these materials in our landfills, or our trash cans. Examples of -waste includes televisions, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, and tablets.

Please help the City of Oceanside recycle Electronic Waste. It is easy with the following enhanced services:

  • Schedule a Curbside Pick-up: Residents can schedule curbside collection of up to five e-waste items three times annually. To schedule a free e-waste pick up, call Waste Management’s Customer Service line at least 24 hours in advance of your pick up day. Call (760) 439-2824.
  • E-waste may also be dropped off at Waste Management’s buyback center at 2880 Industry Street, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm (closed 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm for lunch) at no charge. Proof of Oceanside residency is required.

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.