How Can I Recycle Handicap Equipment?

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How Can I Recycle Handicap Equipment?
Handicap equipment can help individuals who can not afford it. (handicap image by Byron Moore from

If you are not using your wheelchair, crutches or air tank anymore, you can recycle or donate your items to others in need. With many people not having any medical assistance or insurance, companies and websites, such as UsedHME, eBay and Craiglist can help the less-fortunate get an excellent price on handicap equipment. Recycling your objects can help put some money in your pocket while helping others.

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    Contact local community-assistance programs, such as the Community Assistance for the Retarded and Handicapped, Inc. The program does pickups for large-sized handicap donations.

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    List your equipment on a recycling website, such as UsedHME and Recycle. Go to the UsedHME or Recycle website and click the "List/Sell Equipment." Enter your name, address, city, state, Postcode, phone number, e-mail address and the type of equipment you want to recycle, then press the "Submit" button. Your items will be listed on their website until someone or a company purchases your equipment. You will have to set up a payment and delivery plan.

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    Use a selling website, such as eBay or Craigslist. Start by choosing a relevant medical-searching category then write an appealing title and description. Provide the specifics of the items and their condition. Give pictures of the items and an appropriate fixed price. You also need to provide a payment option and contact information, such as a phone number or e-mail address. Your equipment will now be listed on the server and will be up for bidding.

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    Go to a recycling centre, such as the Leicester Recycling Center. The recycling centres accept used handicap equipment for the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and living room. Call a local handicap-recycling centre and bring your used medical equipment.

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