Recycle Your Old Home Health Equipment at Area-Wide Donation Drive Saturday, May 14

In 2015 St. Louis HELP diverted about 150 tons of equipment from solid waste landfills

St. Louis, Missouri… You can recycle home health equipment you don’t need and get a tax deduction by taking it to any of 14 locations in metro St. Louis for the health equipment drive hosted by the St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) on Saturday, May, 14.

“We collect home health items that people bring us from their attics and basements — every year, we collect about 11,000 items of donated equipment,” says Laura Cannon-Singer, who founded the nonprofit organization St. Louis HELP in 2008.

“We clean, recondition and revitalize that home health equipment and then loan it for free to people who need it for as long as they need it,” she says.

In 2015 St. Louis HELP diverted about 150 tons of equipment from solid waste landfills by reconditioning and loaning 5,570 home health equipment items. Nothing goes to waste. Broken equipment parts are used for repairs. Broken wooden crutches are recycled to a wood chipper.

Virtually every type of home medical device — manual and electric wheelchairs; scooters; walkers, crutches, canes; hospital beds; portable commodes; elevated toilet seats; lift chairs — and more — is accepted by St. Louis HELP, which restores the equipment at is warehouse in St. Louis County.

St. Louis HELP’s May 14 equipment drive will be occur at 14 designated Walgreen’s parking lots in the metro area. Anyone with used home health equipment can drop it off between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at these locations:

8571 Watson Road 314–962–5545 — Webster Groves (Watson & Elm)

1 Grasso Plaza 314–631–8800 — Affton (Gravois & S. Rock Hill)

9801 Manchester 314–963–3256 — Rock Hill (Manchester & Kortwright)

13992 Manchester Road 636–227–9228 — Manchester (Manchester & Weidman)

4400 Lemay Ferry Road 314–487–0636 — So. County (Lemay & Forder)

14950 Clayton Road 636–527–7873 — Chesterfield (Clarkson & Baxter)

12345 St. Charles Rock Road 314–770–2479 — Bridgeton (St. Charles Rock Rd. & 270)

3920 Hampton Avenue 314–351–2100 — South City (Hampton & Chippewa)

460 N. Lindbergh/Hwy 57 314–831–6448 — Florissant (Lindbergh & Washington)

2310 S. Old Highway 94 636–477–7996 — St. Charles (Old Hwy 94 & Muegge Rd.)

5890 N. Belt West 618–277–4440 — Belleville (N. Belt West & Frank Scott)

1001 Bowles Avenue 636–343–0754 — Fenton (Bowles & Highway 141)

2329 W. Clay Street 636–949–6613 — St. Charles (West Clay & Droste)

890 Washington Cors 636–239–7483 — Washington (Hwy 47 & Hwy 100)

St. Louis HELP conducts two home health equipment drives annually, and also accepts equipment donations by appointment all year.

All equipment donations to St. Louis HELP are tax deductible. A one-minute public service video that showcases St. Louis HELP can be viewed on YouTube at

Since 2008 St. Louis HELP has loaned more than 50,000 home health items — for free — to people suffering from accidents, disabilities, and illnesses or for any reason.

St. Louis HELP, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, freely loans equipment to people who are temporarily disabled by injury, illness or surgery; those awaiting insurance company approval; those whose own equipment is being repaired; visitors to St. Louis who can’t transport their own equipment; and terminally ill persons.

For details, see the website Thank you!

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