Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) E-Waste 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.