Assistive Technology can be expensive, often making affordability a problem for persons with limited or fixed incomes.  Often assistive technology devices, adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment (DME) may be available through Recycle and Reuse programs.

Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT) has three programs that give consumers access to reusable assistive technology.  These reuse programs create an opportunity for those who need AT to obtain it at low cost or no cost.  An added, “green” benefit is keeping usable equipment out of Missouri landfills.


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Recycling Centers      Swap 'n Shop       Recycled Computers        Other Resources


Assistive Technology/Durable Medical Equipment Recycling

DME Recycling provides refurbished walkers, crutches, canes, commodes, shower chairs, manual and power wheelchairs, positioning equipment and miscellaneous, wheelchair parts (i.e. tires, cushions, arm rests, footplates).  Other types of assistive technology devices in addition to DME may also be available.  MoAT has agreements with nine Missouri Recycling Locations to help provide statewide access to the programs.  Donations of used equipment are also accepted.  

Swap 'n Shop

Missouri AT’s Swap ‘n Shop Program is like a “classified ads” for assistive technology that matches “buyers” up with “sellers.” Missouri Assistive Technology provides a listing of equipment that consumers would like to sell, trade, donate or buy at Swap 'n Shop

Recycled Computers

Persons with disabilities who need adaptive computer equipment through Missouri Assistive Technology’s TAP for Internet program, but who do not have a working computer, may be able to get a recycled computer.  Contact Brenda Whitlock, the TAP-I Coordinator, for more information at or at 816-655-6700.

Other Recycling Resources

There are a also other resources for recycled assistive technology equipment.  Many of Missouri’s Centers for Independent Living have loan closets or recycling programs. You can look here to locate your nearest Center for Independent Living to find out about specific services.  You can find out more about Other Assistive Technology ReUse Programs   including Reutilization Programs in Neighboring States.

For program information about these programs, click on the links above, or contact David Baker at (816) 655-6703 or



Coalition for Independence (CFI)

4911 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 321-5140
CFI Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 

Contact: Mark Wagoner


5240 Oakland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4200 (v)
(314) 289-4252 (TTY)
Paraquad Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 

Contact: Lindsey Bean


Heartland Independent Living Center

1010 Hwy 28 West
Owensville, MO 65066
(573) 437-5100 (v/tty)

Heartland Assistive Technology Reutilization Program                                                                                                                     

Contact: Pat Chambers

Living Independently for Everyone (LIFE)

725 E. Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-4314     (800) 596-7273 (toll-free)

LIFE AT Reutilization Program 

Contact: Aaron Luna


Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL)

1100 S. Jamison
Kirksville, MO 63501
(800) 681-7245
Contact: LaDonna Williams

Services for Independent Living (SIL)

1401 Hathman Place
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-1646 (v)

(573) 874-4121 (tty)
SIL Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 

Contact: Scout Merry


SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence (SADI)

1913 Rusmar Avenue
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
(573) 651-6464 (v) (573) 651-6464 (tty)
SADI Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 

Contact: Kristal Berkbigler-Friese  

Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL)

2864 S. Nettleton
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 886-1188 (v) (417) 886-1188 (tty)

SCIL Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 

Contact: Shannon Powell

The Independent Living Center

2639 E. 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 659-8086 (v)
(417) 659-8702 (tty)

The Independent Living Assistive Technology Reutilization Program 
Contact: Stephanie Brady