Recycling

#1

Has anyone recycled their OmniPod throw-aways? What is recyclable? And how do you go about it? I have old pods, the plastic containers they came in, the little syringes and some Dexcom plastic stuff too. Is it all recyclable?

#2

Insulet has a pod recycling program, call the customer service number and ask about it. They send you a bag that holds 50 pods and a FedEx envelop to mail them in. The hitch is that the kit costs $8.
The plastic cases are recyclable like any other household plastic bottle or jug. We have curbside pickup of recyclables so I just put those in with my empty soda bottles, milk jugs, paper, etc.

#3

I had one return FedEx label that had expired, so be careful...

#4

Thanks for the info! I will save the old pods until I get close to the 50 mark and then request the kit.

CK

#5

You might already be doing this, but the pods have batteries in them which should be removed and disposed of separately from your average recycle bin.

#6

I've been doing the recycle program and am glad to do it. I've set up the recycle kit to arrive with my 3 month shipment of pods (although the first, and only, one so far didn't arrive with them.) After so many years of MDI and the volumes of pen needles and syringes I was tossing, I'm glad to have a smaller amount of waste AND have it recycled properly.