Community Equipment Recycling and Reuse Information

Devon Community Equipment Service

Community Equipment in Devon is jointly funded by the NHS & Devon County Council and is provided, on their behalf, by Millbrook Healthcare Ltd, who recycle and reuse as much equipment as possible. The service excludes Plymouth City and Torbay Council areas.

Most community equipment is provided on loan, but some may be provided via a “retail prescription” from a local pharmacy or mobility shop, which means that the equipment belongs to the individual, so they can choose to keep the equipment or return it if they no longer need it. Small items of equipment which are permanently fixed to homes, like grab rails and hand rails, whether loaned or provided by prescription, are not collected and recycled.

When equipment is returned, the NHS & Devon County Council save money by reusing the equipment, wherever practically and economically possible.  Any equipment that can’t be reused because it is too old or worn, is offered to charities where appropriate, or recycled for its metals and plastics, with no items going to landfill.

Returning Equipment

The Community Equipment Service does not routinely collect a single low cost item of equipment from an individual’s home as it is not economically viable to collect, clean and refurbish a single low cost item such as a walking frame, shower stool or stick.

These smaller items of equipment can be taken to local collection and recycling points, from which Millbrook make frequent and regular collections.

If equipment is to be collected from a persons’ home, there is a minimum value for the total of all the items of equipment to be collected. This is set at £30 as this is the level that makes sure it is economical for Millbrook to make a collection, clean and refurbish the items.

Collections with a total (or single) value of over £30 from individual homes are usually carried out within 5 working days, but this can be arranged sooner with Millbrook, if there is a bereavement for example. If someone is unsure of the value or wants to arrange a collection they can contact Millbrook:-

Telephone: 0330 124 4491

Email: DevonContactUs@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk

If a person has a small item of equipment which they no longer need and are unable to take the equipment to a local collection or recycling centre, or they don’t have family or friends who can help them, then a local voluntary group or charity may be able to assist.

If the persons needs have changed, they should contact their health or social care professional to review their equipment.

List Of Equipment Recycling Points in Devon

AreaLocationAddressPhone Number
NorthNorth Devon District HospitalRaleigh Park
Barnstaple
EX31 4JB
01271 322577
NorthBideford HospitalAbbotsham Road Bideford
EX39 3AG
01271 322577
NorthTyrell HospitalSt Brannock’s Park Road
Ilfracombe
EX34 8JF
01271 863448
NorthTorrington HospitalCalf Street
Torrington
EX38 7BJ
01805 622208
NorthSeven Brethren Recycling CentreBarnstaple
EX31 2AS
0345 155 1010
NorthKillacleave Recycling CentreNew Barnstaple Road
Ilfracombe
EX34 9RH
0345 155 1010
NorthDeep Moor Recycling CentreHigh Bullen
Torrington
EX38 7JA
0345 155 1010
NorthBideford Recycling CentreCaddsdown Industrial Estate
Bideford
EX39 3BE
0345 155 1010
NorthSouth Molton HospitalWidgery Drive
South Molton
EX36 4DP
01769 572164
NorthMaclins Quarry Recycling CentreSouth Molton
EX36 3EB
0345 155 1010

 

NorthHolsworthy HospitalDobles Lane
Holsworthy
EX22 6JQ
01409 253424
NorthAnvil Corner Recycling CentreHolsworthy
EX22 6NR
0345 155 1010

 

EastSidmouth HospitalAll Saints Road
Sidmouth
EX10 8EW
01395 512482
EastOttery St Mary HospitalKeegan Close
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1DN
01404 816000
EastSeaton HospitalValley View Road
Seaton
EX12 2UU
01297 23901
EastAxminster HospitalChard Street
Axminster
EX13 5DU
01297 630400
EastHoniton HospitalMarlpits Lane
Honiton
EX14 2DE
01404 540540
EastExmouth HospitalClaremont Grove
Exmouth
EX8 2JN
01395 279684
EastSidmouth Recycling CentreBowd
Sidmouth
EX10 0AX
0345 155 1010
EastSutton Barton Recycling CentreWidworthy
Honiton
EX14 9SP
0345 155 1010
EastKnowle Hill Recycling CentreSalterton Rd
Exmouth
EX8 5BP
0345 155 1010
ExeterWhipton HospitalHospital Lane
Whipton
Exeter
EX1 3RB
01392 208333
ExeterRoyal Devon & Exeter HospitalRoyal Devon & Exeter Hospital,
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW
01392 411611
ExeterExton Road Recycling CentreExton Road
Exeter
EX2 8LX
0345 155 1010
ExeterPinbrook Road Recycling CentrePinbrook Road
Exeter
EX4 8HU
0345 155 1010
ExeterMillbrook HealthcareUnits 5-8
Block B
Jacks Way
Hill Barton Business Park
Clyst St Mary
Exeter EX5 1FG
0330 124 4491
MidTiverton HospitalKennedy Way
Tiverton
EX16 6NT
01884 235400
MidCrediton HospitalWestern Road
Crediton
EX17 3NH
01363 775588
MidAshley Recycling CentreTiverton
EX16 5PD
0345 155 1010
MidPunchbowl Landfill SiteCrediton
Devon
EX17 5BP
0345 155 1010
MidRefurnish CreditonMill Street
Crediton
EX17 1EY
01363 774577
MidOkehampton Recycling CentreExeter Road Industrial Estate
Okehampton
EX20 1UD
0345 155 1010

 

MidOkehampton Community HospitalCavell Way
Okehampton
EX20 1PN
01837 658000
SouthTeignmouth HospitalMill Lane
Teignmouth
TQ14 9BQ
01626 772161
SouthNewton Abbot Community HospitalWest Golds Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2TS
01626 324500
SouthSouth Hams HospitalPlymouth Road Kingsbridge
TQ7 1AT
01548 852349
SouthTotnes HospitalCoronation Road
Totnes
TQ9 5GH
01803 862622
SouthMoretonhampstead HospitalFord Street Moretonhampstead
TQ13 8LN
01647 440217
SouthDawlish HospitalBarton Terrace
Dawlish
EX7 9QH
01626 868500
SouthIvybridge Recycling CentreErmington Road
Ivybridge
PL21 9ES
0345 155 1010
SouthBrunel Road Recycling CentreNewton Abbot
TQ12 4PJ
0345 155 1010
SouthTotnes Recycling CentreBabbage Road Industrial Estate
Totnes
TQ9 5JA
0345 155 1010

 

SouthTorr Quarry Recycling CentreKingsbridge
TQ9 7QQ
0345 155 1010
WestTavistock HospitalSpring Hill
Tavistock
PL19 8LD
01822 612233
WestCrowndale Recycling CentreCrowndale Road
Tavistock
PL19 8JR
0345 155 1010

Ian Deakin
Operational Manager
Devon Independent Living Integrated Service
Email : Ian.deakin@devon.gov.uk
Tel : 07980 905126

Last updated: February 22, 2019