How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?
Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.
If your medical equipment still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for it anymore, consider donating or repurposing it! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items.
Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations.
Medical equipment cannot be composted due to most of it being made out of plastic or metal.
Medical equipment of any kind SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.
Due to its bulky size, medical equipment can clog sorting machines and prevent recyclables from getting sorted and recycled at all. Additionally, most medical equipment is made of multiple materials (plastics, metal, glass lights, etc.) that makes them unable to be recycled.
Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept medical equipment donations or recycling.
Hazardous waste disposal does not apply to medical equipment.
Keeping medical equipment out of the landfill, when possible, and into reuse or at least recycled ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!
However, if you cannot donate or recycle your medical equipment, this type of waste is acceptable in your trash or can be landfilled at Kent County Department of Public Work’s two residential trash drop-offs for a fee:
The links above can provide the location address, disposal fee, and hours of service.
Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.