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By Allison Majerus

Do you or someone you know have durable medical equipment in storage at home? Are you in need of some durable medical equipment? Thanks to grant funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and in partnership with the Assistive Technology PartnershipKeep Omaha Beautiful, the City of KearneyKeep Scottsbluff/Gering BeautifulIndependence Rising, and the Methodist Equipment Loan Program, the Nebraska Recycling Council will be hosting a series of four collection/rehome events for large durable medical equipment. The events will take place in Scottsbluff, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha to reuse and recycle DME and divert DME from the landfill in 2024 and 2025. 

The Nebraska Recycling Council is committed to increasing access to recycling services and resource for all Nebraskans. This project is a unique opportunity to assist disabled Nebraskans and their families while providing an opportunity to divert hard-to-recycle materials from the landfill. We are in the planning stages and specific event details will be announced soon. There will be a timeframe for the public to donate DME in each city and a day for the public to bring DME home for their use. Any unusable DME and batteries will be recycled by a contracted recycler. Remaining usable equipment after the rehoming events will be donated to local equipment loan programs for the use of the local disability community.

Please stay tuned for more details as we confirm dates and locations for the four events! We welcome local partners, volunteer assistance and promotional help in the four locations. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Program Director Allison Majerus at [email protected]