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Safely recycle old equipment??
#1
Greetings all. I do understand the restrictions on CPAP devices. I've tried to recycle my old S9. 14000+ hours. Nobody wants it. I understand. I tried to "repurpose" the carry case and power supply only, but got restricted. Don't really want to just put all in dumpster. Someone may find usefulness in these items, but will simply dump if needed. My point in this is does anyone know of any place that will even take "donations" ? I would even pay to ship. It seems such a waste. Thank you.
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#2
Have you tried Goodwill or Salvation Army? If you have to dispose of it, try calling your city or county wast disposal. Most areas have places you can take household paint, chemicals and electronic equipment.


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#3
If it still works for you, you could always keep it as a backup device or a travel unit.

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#4
If it still works, maybe see if there is a free clinic that could use it.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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#5
I believe there is an American Sleep Society (I think that's the name) which provides CPAP at low or no cost to people who can't afford them. They probably take donations. Though at 14,000 hours, yours might be older than they would like.

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#6
Good idea for a spare, but since I have a new machine now I don't have any back up hoses or water chambers. I may look in to AlanE's suggestion and places online dont want a machine with more than 2000-3000 hours on them. Thanks all for the suggestions so far..
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#7
Include the power supply and case and list on Craigslist in the FREE area. Be sure to mention that it has had a lot of use.

Another option is to contact some of the area home visiting nursing services and ask them if they know of any clients who need a cpap machine. They may just take it off your hands knowing that they will eventually have a client that needs one.
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#8
Some electronics companies (ex Best Buy in Ohio, USA) will accept electronics for recycling.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
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#9
The S9 is still a very useful machine. You might contact Supplier #2 or Supplier #27 to see if they could use the machine for parts, or properly recycle.
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#10
I gave two machines that I retired to my doctor who is associated with a large hospital and she used them to make therapy available to a couple of patients that were poor, uninsured and in dire need of a CPAP. Was a nice way to help someone a little less fortunate, and to put the machine to good use.
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