Medical Equipment Recycling Program

Medical Equipment Recycling Program

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MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program) is a  program that provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon’s service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.

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Equipment we loan:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, and potty chairs
  • Lift chairs, and many other useful devices

How the Program Works

walkers greenville 2The 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 by a qualified professional, the equipment is given 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.

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 to the program coordinator and deliver the items to the people who need them.WHEELS

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.

Make a financial donation to the Friends of MERP

The Friends of MERP is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides financial support to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program.  The Friends of MERP have a sponsorship program, organize fundraisers and write grants for MERP.


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

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