Medical Equipment Recycling Program
Providing Mercer County-Area Residents Access to Refurbished Medical Equipment
The Medical Equipment Recycling Program is a project partially funded by the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation. The program provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon's service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.
In addition, the program educates individuals and their family members about other community-based resources that can address specific needs. Since the program began in 1999, MERP has donated more than 15,000 pieces equipment to more than 10,000 people.
Among the pieces of equipment the program supplies are:
- Hospital beds
- Bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, and potty chairs
- Lift chairs
How the Program Works
The Medical Equipment Recycling Program accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need them or from organizations who have collected the items. Volunteers help clean and refurbish the devices. After a final inspection by a qualified professional, the equipment is given to people in need.
How to Become Part of the Program
The program could not operate without the support of volunteers. Equipment and funding come from volunteer donors. In addition to cleaning and repairing equipment, volunteers provide office support to the medical coordinator and deliver the items to the people who need them.
Donate Your Equipment
If you own medical equipment that is no longer used, donate it to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program or make a cash donation to help purchase necessary equipment and supplies. Cash donations are vital to continue the valuable community service that the program provides. Contact us at 724-347-MERP to donate equipment or financial support.
Volunteer Your Time and Talent
The program needs help transporting, cleaning, and refurbishing the equipment, and the program needs volunteers to provide office support. Contact us at 724-347-MERP to learn how you can help.
707 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, PA 16121
Phone: 724-347-MERP (6377)
Open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
103 N. Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125
Phone: 724-589-MERP (6377)
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.