Medical Equipment Recycling Program

MERP provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon’s service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.

How the Program Works

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need it or from organizations who have collected the items. MERP staff help clean and refurbish the devices. After a final inspection, the equipment is loaned to people who need it.  In addition, the program educates individuals and their family members about other community-based resources that can address specific needs. During the past decade, MERP has donated equipment to over 10,000 people.

Equipment we loan:

  • Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs (prescription required)
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, tub bars, toilet bars, bedside commodes and raised seats
  • Lift chairs (prescription required)
  • Rollators (prescription required)
  • Over the Bed Tables
  • Reachers, sock aids and leg lifters
  • Hoyer Lifts and slings
  • Bed Assist Rails
  • Crutches
  • Knee Scooters ($100 cash/check refundable deposit)
  • Other durable medical equipment

Request Equipment

You can request equipment by completing our online application.

How to Become Part of the Program

The program could not operate without the support of volunteers.  In addition to cleaning and repairing equipment, volunteers provide office support and assist with helping individuals who are inquiring about obtaining equipment.

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.

Non-Accepted items:
  • Medications or narcotics
  • Expired Medical supplies
  • Homecare or hospital beds
  • Powered wheelchairs or motorized scooters
  • CPAP or BiPAP machines or accessories
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Chemicals, reagents or hazardous waste
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Stairlifts
  • Opened adult diaper packages

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.

Donate Online

It’s easy to make a one-time or recurring donation to benefit MERP and help provide medical equipment to those who need it.

Join or donate to the

Friends of MERP

Locations

Shenango Valley
Open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
707 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, PA 16121
Phone: 724-347-MERP (6377)
Fax: 724-983-8734

Greenville
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
103 N. Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125
Phone: 724-589-MERP (6377)
Fax: 724-373-1999

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