Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Medical Equipment & Surplus

Medical equipment includes machinery and tools for medical use.

Organizations are most able to accept reusable working equipment in good condition that can be cleaned and new/unused single-use materials in packaging. Corporate donations can find an accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organization here and donate products to them.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Asset Logic 1338 66th St. Emeryville Reuse Pick-up for a Fee electronic Medical equipment
Breathe California of the Bay Area 1469 Park Ave San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off CPAP, Bi-PAP, and auto-PAP working equipment for reuse. We accept all machines in a working condition and redistribute them free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to those in need.
Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) 439 A Street Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Working condition manual & power wheelchairs. Contact to find out what current Assistive Technology they can accept.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee
Elian Electronics Recycling 1634 West 19th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee
Epilepsy NorCal Donation Drop Stop Rose Pavillion
4200 Rosewood Dr
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Working wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc.
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Medical, lab, and test equipment Buyback Program for businesses.
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
HomeCARES 65 Dorland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Working wheelchairs, walkers, canes, briefs, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, Chux (disposable bed pans), power wheelchair, hospital bed, stair lift. Call to leave a message with what you have and your call will be reviewed and answered.
IRN - The Reuse Network 26 Pleasant St
Concord Reuse Pick-up for a Fee Surplus in quantity
Kitmondo - Used Equipment Marketplace 225 Cedar Hill
Suite 200
Marlborough Reuse Buyback Mail-in
MAP International Reuse Free Mail-in Large quantity from manufacturers or suppliers. Medical and hospital supplies.
Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers (ReCares) 3100 Kerner Blvd San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off Clean & functional.
Medical Teams International 14150 SW Milton Court Portland Reuse Free Drop-off Visit website for donation instructions
Medshare West 2937 Alvarado St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Disposable items should never have had direct patient contact, NO Pharmaceuticals/medications, & No liquids that can be ingested or injected. Cannot Accept List: chair lifts, shower stools, prosthetics, motorized wheelchairs, homecare beds, veterinary supplies, used CPAP or Nebulizer equipment, medicine bottles. Fill out online form. Do not drop off without approval.
MELP/Able-closet 1603 E. San Carlos Ave San Carlos Reuse Free Drop-off Free equipment loans for children with disabilities in California from donations of same equipment. Equipment donation types include manual wheelchairs, strollers, standers, walkers & gait trainers, feeding & activity chairs, bath & toileting, outdoor & recreation, and others. Never accepted items: hospital beds, custom-fit braces, power wheelchairs, damaged equipment.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Non hazardous materials only
Public Surplus - public agency online auction PO Box 530861 Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Online posting
ReCARES (2619 Broadway) 2619 Broadway
(In the parking lot behind 2619 Broadway)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Donations only accepted during open hours. Accepted: briefs, apnea machines, bedrails, blood pressure monitors, canes, commodes, crutches, cushions, diabetes monitors and strips, Ensure and other drinkable nutrition supplements, eyeglasses, gait belts, gauze, hearing aids, batteries for hearing aids, Hoyer lifts, incontinence washes and creams, ice machines, lambswool, medical tape, nebulizers, orthopedic boots, oxygen concentrators, quad canes, reachers, scales, slings, shower chairs, sock aids, tub transfer benches, wigs, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs. We can take short ramps at our sites but not long ramps. All items must be clean and sanitized. Supplies should be in original packaging, open packages are acceptable.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Working wheelchairs and scooters labeled for reuse/donation. Nonworking separated. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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