28th Apr 2022

Recycling mobility equipment

Derbyshire County Council are asking anyone who has unwanted mobility equipment at home to take it to their local household waste recycling centre so it can be used by somebody else.

The scheme is running now at recycling centres at Loscoe, Stonegravels, Ashbourne, Northwood (Darley Dale) and Bolsover. There are plans to roll out the scheme to our other sites at Bretby, Ilkeston and Waterswallows (Buxton) later this year.

So far 450 items have been recovered and of these 350 (78%) were returned to warehouse shelves for re-use with just the remaining 100 going for recycling.

Larger pieces of equipment, including electrical kit, will continue to be collected by Medequip from people’s homes.