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Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Drop-offs for Reuse

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Durable medical equipment (DME) in good working condition is accepted for drop-off in the upper lot of the Shady Grove Transfer Station. You may request durable medical equipment through the Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use program.

Acceptable Items (not inclusive)

  • Wheelchairs
  • Transport Wheelchairs
  • Power Wheelchairs
  • Electric Scooters
  • Pediatric and Specialty Wheelchairs
  • Rollators
  • Walkers
  • Hemi-Walkers
  • Quad Canes
  • Forearm Crutches
  • Axillary (under arm) Crutches
  • Canes
  • Blind Canes
  • Geri Chairs – Reclining
  • Standing Frames and Tables
  • Hospital Beds
  • Hospital Bed Mattress
  • Hospital Bed Rails
  • Trapeze Bars
  • Home Bed Rails
  • Grab Bars
  • Low Air Loss Mattress
  • Alternating Pressure Pumps
  • Specialty Medical Beds
  • Patient Lifts (Hoyer Lifts)
  • Lift Chairs
  • Medical Seat Cushions
  • Bedside Commodes
  • Bath and Shower Benches and Seats
  • Elevated Toilet Seats
  • Toilet Rails
  • Walker Trays and Baskets and Accessories
  • Assorted Aids to Daily Living (screen magnifiers, grabbing devices, etc.)

For large, heavy items or ten (10) or more items to be donated, a collection pick-up can be scheduled at or at 240-230-8000. For a receipt of your donation, please make a list of the item(s), take a photo of the item(s) in the donation container, and email to

These items are NOT acceptable in the DME Program

  • Oxygen or Respiratory Equipment
    • Oxygen Tanks and regulators
    • Suction Machines
    • CPAP’s and BiPAP’s
  • Heavily Soiled Equipment
  • Heavily Corroded Equipment
  • Incontinence Supplies or Disposable items such as:
    • Catheters and Supplies
    • Oxygen Tubing
    • Adult Diapers and Wipes (unless in a sealed, unopened container)
  • Orthopedic Braces such as Knee, Wrist, Back etc.

Request Durable Medical Equipment

You may request durable medical equipment through the Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use program.

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station

Material type

  • Reuse