We're working with Medequip to enable residents to return community equipment they no longer need. You can help someone locally by recycling your equipment today.

What you can return

You can return any of the following medical equipment that you no longer use:

  • wheeled adjustable frames
  • perching stools
  • raised toilet seats
  • pressure cushions
  • toilet frames
  • trolleys
  • adjustable walking sticks
  • adult crutches
  • chair raisers
  • commodes
  • grab rails.

Medequip will also accept any equipment that is broken. All returned equipment will be thoroughly checked, cleaned and repaired if needed. We will then send out each item to patients who need the equipment so that it can be re-used.

This recycling initiative helps residents to recycle their equipment and help someone locally.

Where you can return it

Medway residents can return equipment by either arranging a collection or dropping off equipment.

Collection or drop off with Medequip

You can arrange a free and safe collection from Medequip by phoning 01634 975 108 or emailing medway@medequip-uk.com.

Find out more about how to arrange a collection.

You can also drop off equipment to Medequip's depot at Unit 4 to 5, Rochester Trade Park, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3QY (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm).

Drop off at a waste and recycling centre

You can book a visit to one of our waste and recycling centres to return your equipment.

Find a waste and recycling centre in Medway

Drop off at an amnesty bin

We have a number of amnesty bins located around Medway where you can drop off equipment. These are located:

  • outside Medway Hospital - entrance near the bus stop in the hospital grounds (24 hours, 7 days a week)
  • in the main reception area at Lordswood Healthy Living Centre, Sultan Road, Lordswood (Monday to Friday 7am to 6.30pm)
  • in the main waiting area at Rochester Healthy Living Centre, The Delce, Rochester (Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm)
  • at the Gillingham Street Angels Charity Shop, 125 - 127 High Street, Chatham (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm).

We will update this page when our amnesty bin moves to other locations across Medway.