How to Recycle Prosthetics

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How to Recycle Prosthetics
Donate your reusable prosthetic to an organisation that will get it to someone who needs it. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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.

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Things you need

  • Reusable prosthetic/component

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Read the organisation's guidelines for donations; make sure your prosthetic/component is one that can be reused.

  3. 3

    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.

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