Alternative Recycling

Each year, the Alternative Recycling Program at MedWish repurposes thousands of supplies that are expired or no longer fit for medical use.

MedWish partners with animal shelters, schools, and other local agencies to repurpose these supplies in creative ways. These supplies are available at no cost to nonprofit organizations.

About the Program

since 2007

Recipient Agencies
Pounds of Medical Surplus Distributed for Non-Medical Use
maker 2021 a - Dan Mesh

Available Supplies

  • Exam Gloves
  • Gauze
  • Exam Paper Rolls
  • Towels
  • Lap Sponges
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Cotton Balls
  • Syringes
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Plastic Cups/Bowls/Containers
  • Tape

...and much more!

Become a Recipient

The items listed above are commonly kept in our inventory. If there are other supplies you are interested in receiving for non-medical use that are not on the list below, you may submit your request for consideration.

Please note: Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be available at all times.

Pick ups are by appointment only.

Questions? please contact or 216.692.1685 x22.