About Us

The volunteers of Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers

Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers is a locally run volunteer non-profit based in San Rafael. We accept donations of clean, useable medical equipment and supplies and give them to individuals in our community who need them. We are committed to reducing needless environmental waste while increasing access to medical equipment and supplies that provide safety, mobility, and independence. All items are made available on a first serve basis unless arrangements have been made in advance by telephone or email. Volunteers are available to help you with your needs. Pick up or delivery is generally not available except with special arrangements made by contacting us. When you receive an item you will be asked to fill out and sign a Liability Release.

What We Accept

Equipment: We accept clean items in good condition that can fit into a small storage unit such as:
Wheel Chairs

Companion Chairs

Transfer Benches

Shower Chairs 

Orthopedic Supports

Blood Pressure Machines

Nebulizers

Canes

Crutches 

Commodes

Walkers 

Grabbers

Wedge Pillows

Therapeutic Cushions

Supplies: We accept packages of diapers, panty pads, bed pads, latex and vinyl gloves, moist wipes, etc.

What We Do Not Accept

We cannot accept large items such as hospital beds, Hoyer lifts, lift chairs, motorized wheelchairs and scooters, at our site in San Rafael, but we run a clearing-house operation for those. We will take the phone number of a donor, and with permission, pass it on to a person seeking the item.


We Do Not Accept:

Liquid Nutrition of any kind

Broken Items

Incomplete or Unusable Items

Rusted or Dirty Items

Expired Sterile Items


Monetary Donations

Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers is a division of ReCARES, a non-profit public benefit corporation. Federal Tax ID# 94-3213876. We welcome financial donations from both recipients and donors. Please make checks payable to "ReCares", 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.