Although you can't recycle prosthetics or their components at a recycling centre in the United States, reusable prosthetics are badly needed in developing countries and countries in which landmine use has resulted in a huge number of amputees, according to the Amputee Coalition of America. A number of businesses and non-profit organisations offer programs that take donations of prosthetics and/or their components as long they're in good shape.
- Skill level:
Things you need
- Reusable prosthetic/component
Go to the ACA Prosthetic Limb Donations Fact Sheet (see Resources) and find a business or charity that you want to donate to. Some only take donations locally, but some will accept prosthetics/components through the mail.
Read the organisation's guidelines for donations; make sure your prosthetic/component is one that can be reused.
Send or take your prosthetic/component to the organisation of your choice. If mailing, package it securely to prevent damage.
Tips and warnings
- Non-profit organisations offer tax deductions in exchange for your donation.
- 20 of the funniest online reviews ever
- 14 Biggest lies people tell in online dating sites
- Hilarious things Google thinks you're trying to search for