In the spirit of Earth Day, people all around the world are making our planet a more sustainable place to live. One way to reduce the amount of waste and make our environment more eco-friendly is recycling. We all know that we should recycle paper, cardboard and aluminum cans. But, what about recycling durable medical equipment?
There is someone we know who has had a temporary disability at one point in his or her life. Whether that person used a manual wheelchair, a cane or a walker for a few weeks, they relied on that equipment until they recovered. Now that the equipment is no longer needed, it’s probably collecting dust in your garage, basement or closet. You can finally get rid of those unwanted mobility aides.
The disAbility Resource Center in North Charleston, SC accepts durable medical equipment as part of their Loan Closet Program. They are looking for equipment to give to individuals in need. Items that are in short supply are rollators (walkers on wheels) and large wheelchairs (24-26 in. wide). The organization does not accept power wheelchairs or scooters.
If you need assistance getting several items to the disAbility Resource Center, they offer a pick-up service on the first Tuesday and the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call (843) 225-5080.
If you are looking to donate equipment in other cities around South Carolina, visit the SC Assistive Technology Program. Visit their online database at www.scatpexchange.net.