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Assistive Technology Reutilization (Reuse)

What is AT reuse?

Reuse occurs when assistive technology (AT) that is no longer needed is passed along to someone else either by selling, exchanging, or donating the device. Reuse also occurs when a device is repaired and cleaned (refurbished) before being sold or donated.

Eventually a device will reach the point when it no longer functions properly or does not meet current standards and technological demands. Once a device is no longer useful, it should be recycled.

If you are interested in buying, selling, or donating used assistive technology, please visit STAR's Device Exchange page.

To learn more about reuse and recycling visit he following resources:

Want to know more about reuse?

ThisYouTube video introduces you to some of STAR’s reuse partners and the services they provide.

 

Pass It On Center

Visit the National Assistive Technology Device Reutilization Coordination and Technical Assistance Center to learn what it means to reuse AT and why AT reuse is important.

 

National Reuse Resource Directory

NATTAP and the National Pass It On Center are cataloging programs that help consumers and families "reuse" assistive technology devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, computers, or other equipment for daily living. Find one near you. If you run such a program, please register an add your information to the Pass it On Center directory.

 

Search for AT Device Reuse Programs

 

Recycling Events

Check back often for updated information.

 

Recycling Resources

Directory of Recycling Centers in Minnesota

Minnesota Recycling Options for Unwanted Consumer Electronics

Recycling Association of Minnesota

Recycle More Minnesota

 

Reuse Resources

Access North - Hearing Aid Recycling

Goodwill Easter Seals

Minnesota Computers for Schools

Project HERO

Salvation Army Thrift Stores