How to Sell, Recycle and Dispose of Your Old CPAP Machine
Ready for a new CPAP solution? Looking to upgrade your model or switch to a travel size CPAP machine? If you are on your way to getting a new CPAP machine, you’re likely thinking about how to dispose of your old one. While throwing it out is an option, there are plenty of other ways to extend the life of your old CPAP machine by recycling and selling it.
Can You Sell Your Old CPAP Machine?
You can avoid tossing it in the trash and recoup some of the money you paid for it by selling it to an authorized reseller.
Remember that a prescription is required to purchase a CPAP machine, meaning that only authorized dealers can sell them to a person who holds a required prescription. While it is legal for an individual to sell their CPAP machines in most states, they can only be sold to authorized dealers. It is illegal for one individual to sell their CPAP machine to another because it is considered a prescription medication. There are second-hand CPAP stores that will buy your old CPAP machine for a small price, but don’t expect to make a lot of money from the sale.
Can You Donate a CPAP Machine?
If you want to help those in need, you can donate your old CPAP machine to an organization that specializes in sleep disorders and treatment. Some of the organizations that accept donations of CPAP machines are:
If your CPAP machine is not fit to be resold or reused, there are still options other than simply throwing it away. CPAP machines can be recycled, but this is dependent upon the recycling centers in your area. No two recycling centers in the US are the same, and the rules for what they will accept will change from area to area. If you are interested in recycling your CPAP machine, search for a list of local recycling centers in your area and get in touch with them to see what they will accept. Just keep in mind that some recycling centers charge to recycle certain items.