Rescue & Reuse

Rescue & Reuse: a recycling/rehome event for durable medical equipment. Flower people in a power wheelchair, bed and hoyer lift

The Nebraska Recycling Council is planning four durable medical equipment collection and rehome events in Lincoln, Scottsbluff, Omaha and Kearney in 2024-2025.

Our objectives are twofold: 1) recycle/rehome durable medical equipment diverting it from the landfill and 2) assist persons with disabilities and their families by providing an accessible and cost-effective option to recycle/rehome.

2024 Event details:


  • Drop-off equipment you no longer need or use from July 22-26 at ATP, 2301 NW 12th Street, Lincoln, NE
  • Attend the Disability Pride Event  at Antelope Park on July 27 and find equipment to take home

Scottsbluff: Event location TBA

  • Drop-off equipment you no longer need or use from August 8-9
  • Come to our Rehome event August 10 and find equipment to take home

Please clean all items before donation drop-off

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We will accept the following items:

Lift Chairs in good condition (no fabric rips)
Steel Frame Hospital Beds
Power Wheelchairs
Hoyer Lifts
Portable Ramps
Wheelchair Lifts
Stair Lifts
Seated Wheeled Walkers
Tub Chairs and Benches in good condition (please clean before donation)
Power Scooters
Manual Wheelchairs
Regular Aluminum Walkers w/rubber feet or slides on back
Unopened, non-expired basic medical/first aid supplies

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We will NOT accept the following items:

Oxygen Concentrators/Tanks
Medical Gas Cylinders
CPAP Machines
Medical Boots and Braces
Blood Pressure Cuffs
Expired, opened medical supplies

We will host events in Kearney and Omaha in Spring 2025.

If you have questions about these events, please contact Program Director Allison Majerus at [email protected]

Our Partners:

City of Kearney, Nebraska Methodist College, Independence Rising, Keep Omaha Beautiful, ATP, Keep Scottsbluff Gering Beautiful

We thank the Nebraska Environmental Trust for their generous grant funding to support this series of programs.

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