About the Program

Rural Action’s Zero Waste program prides itself on ensuring that nothing that could be reused goes to waste. In the case of medical supplies, we take an extreme amount of caution, coupled with a plethora of experience, to make absolutely certain that the medical supplies we receive via our donation program finds its way into the hands of individuals who need them the most.

The medical supplies that we collect ranges from used crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds and bedframes, as well as more expensive devices like CPAPs and Hoyer Lift. We also accept and redistribute new and unopened soft goods like bandages, adult diapers, gauze. All of these items can be accepted into our medical donation program. We do not accept any expired items, RX drugs, or used medical waste like sharps. Here is a list of donation sites, please call or email us if you need assistance donating an item:

Athens County: Rural Action: 8 N Plains Rd. The Plains, OH 45780

Federal Valley Resource Center: 8225 OH-Rt 329, Stewart, OH 45778. Perry County: Medical Equipment Loan Facility: 80 N. Main St. Thornville, OH 43076 New Lexington First United Methodist Church: 126 S High St, New Lexington, OH 43764.

Meigs County: Meigs County Public Library: 216 W Main St, Pomeroy, OH 45769

Check back soon for medical supplies request form. All medical supplies are given away to those in need as is and while supplies last.