Important information about loaned equipment

If you did not purchase your equipment and it is on loan to you, it must not be sold or disposed of. When you no longer require the equipment that is on loan, please contact Medequip to request free collection. Please visit our Contact Page to find your nearest Medequip depot.

Alternatively, you may return the equipment to your local drop off point, please Contact Us for more details or visit our Returning Equipment page.

If you purchased your equipment and are looking to dispose of it, please read on.

Recycling your old electricals is easy!

The UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations allow members of the public to deposit old electrical and electronic items at recycling sites across the UK, free of charge.

As a retailer that sells selected electrical items, we fully support this regulation. Medequip Assistive Technology Limited are unable to accept old electrical or electronic items back. We are instead contributing to the funding of a network of recycling centres through the Valpak Distributor Take-back Scheme. Please visit to locate your nearest recycling bank for WEEE.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health. We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment. To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

Who are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

Medequip Assistive Technology - Registration ID. 500247 WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme Certificate

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.

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