Help to reuse and recycle unwanted walking aids

Published: 23 September 2022

From now until 23 October unwanted walking aids such as crutches, sticks and frames can be taken to our Recycling Centres so they can be reused and recycled.

Reusing a refurbished walking aid results in 87% lower carbon emissions on average than providing a brand new piece of equipment and saves our NHS money.

Walking aids can be left with staff at your Recycling Centre gate or deposited in the on-site dedicated bin. Any items unsuitable for reuse will be recycled.

Recycling Centres will be able to accept walking aids until the end of Recycle Week, which will now take place from 17-23 October.

To return items at all other times, you can telephone NRS on 0345 1272931 or email