Searched and couldn’t find the answer to this question, so here it is:
- How does one dispose of an old insulin pump in an environmentally responsible way? Who will take them? Electronics recyclers, like BestBuy or Goodwill?
Explanation: I’m writing about the actual insulin pump, not the supplies like infusion sets and reservoirs. The question also applies to old OmniPod PDMs (Personal Diabetes Manager). The pumps and PDMs contain circuit boards and the displays can contain mercury and arsenic, but other than competitive trade-in programs I haven’t found any of the still-in-business pump makers who offer recycling of older pumps.