Donating Medicines and Medical Equipment for Reuse
Donate Medicines to Charity
Medicines that have not passed their expiration date (check the packaging) can be donated to charities that operate in the developing world. The American College of Surgeons maintains a list of charities that accept donations of medicines. For more information click on the link below. You should contact the charity directly before shipping any medicines to check that the items you wish to donate will be accepted.
Safe Disposal of Expired Medicines
Use the following website to find a location near to you where you can drop off expired or unwanted medicines for safe disposal.
Medical Equipment Recycling
Medical equipment is often used by one patient who paid for that equipment either themselves or via their health insurance company but what can be done with this equipment when the patient no longer needs it. Most of the time medical equipment is simply thrown in the trash but wouldn't it be so much better if it could be put to good use by another person in need.
There are organizations in New Jersey where you can donate or sell medical equipment that you no longer need, making this second hand equipment available to people who need it.
The Disability Rights New Jersey organization operates the Back in Action website that allows New Jersey residents to acquire, sell or donate assistive technology equipment, helping people with disability have greater independence. Any equipment that would help a person with disability can be donated or sold via their website.
They have a very easy to search item listing database so you can see what items people in the community are looking for or advertize the items you wish to donate or sell. Click here to see the item listings or to post an advert.
The items are also subdivided into the following categories to make it easier for a person with disability to find appropriate equipment for their needs.
- Computers and related
- Daily Living
- Environmental adaptations
- Learning, cognitive and developmental
- Mobility, seating and positioning
- Recreation, sports and leisure
- Speech communication
- Vehicle modification and transportation
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment is a not-for-profit organization, based in Ewing, New Jersey, that collects donated medical equipment and sells this equipment to poor members of the community at a minimal cost to them, to provide them with medical equipment that they would not otherwise be able to afford.
The medical equipment allows people with a disability, the elderly or a person with an injury, to have greater mobility and independence in their lives. All equipment donations are tax deductable.
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment accepts donations of ...
Unwanted medical equipment can be taken between 9 am and 7 pm on Mon-Fri or 9 am to 6 pm on Sat, to Goodwill Home Medical Equipment at
18 Arctic Parkway, Ewing, NJ 08638
For more information visit the Goodwill Home Medical Equipment website or telephone (609) 396 1513.
You can also drop off your medical equipment at any Goodwill Store in South Jersery. For locations, click here.
To find further details about the items Goodwill Home Medical Equipment will accept, see the equipment donations webpage on their website.
You can send unwanted hearing aids to Help the Children Hear at the following address.
Help the Children Hear
PO Box 98
They accept hearing aids of any size, age or condition.
For more details see the information on the Help the Children Hear website.