Recycle & Reuse
Assistive Technology can be expensive, often making the ability to pay for it a problem for persons with limited or fixed incomes. Did you know 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 people access to reusable assistive technology. These reuse programs create an opportunity for those who need AT to get it at low cost or no cost. An added, “green” benefit is keeping usable equipment out of Missouri trash dumps.
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.
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. Listings can include up to 3 clear photos of the items for sale.
There are 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 our office at (816) 655-6700
311 Delaware St. # 102 A
Kansas City, MO 64105
Contact: Gary Sebo
5240 Oakland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4200 (v)
(314) 289-4252 (TTY)
Paraquad Assistive Technology Reutilization Program
Contact: Lindsey Bean
Living Independently for Everyone (LIFE)
725 E. Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-4314 (800) 596-7273 (toll-free)
Contact: Aaron Luna
Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL)
1100 S. Jamison
Kirksville, MO 63501
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
empower:abilities (Formerly: Southwest Center for Independent Living-SCIL)
2864 S. Nettleton
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 886-1188 (v) (417) 886-1188 (tty)
Contact: Kip Lewis
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: Shannon Blank