Back in Use Updates for Covid19

Due to guidance from the Federal Government, we are not able to receive or give out durable medical equipment at this time. This is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Covid19 virus. Please check back on this website regularly for updates. Thank you for your understanding!

Durable Medical Equipment

Back in Use recycles assistive devices and gives them away to people with disabilities and seniors in need of wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and more. All durable medical equipment is inspected, cleaned, and sanitized before it is distributed. Click here to donate or request equipment, or call (505) 445-5332.

Back in Use relies on donations of durable equipment to pass on to people in need. Equipment must be in good working order as we do not repair equipment.

Donation drop offs are welcome Tuesday through Friday, from 9am to 3pm, at 1520 1st Street NW. (We are located at Adelante GiveABQ) You can reach us at 505.341.7171.

Benefits of Back in Use

Help for People in Need

Adelante Back in Use is beneficial to our community. Durable medical equipment is provided to people with disabilities, seniors, and people who are underinsured. Recycling and reusing equipment saves medical costs and helps those who need these items to maintain their independence. Back in Use provides the equipment free of charge to the end user.

Adelante is not a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) dealer, so we cannot fill prescriptions for equipment. For certain devices we do require disability documentation.

Jobs are provided for individuals with disabilities through Back in Use including picking up, sanitizing, and distributing durable medical equipment.


Thousands of pounds of recyclable material are kept out of landfills every year and truly put “Back in Use” in our community. Items that were formerly sitting unused in spare bedrooms and garages or would have been thrown away can now benefit others in the community.

Need Further Assistance?

If you’re a person with a disability looking for a computer, that portion of device recycling is now handled by Adelante DiverseIT

More resources are also available through Back in Use funder, NMTAP. The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the Assistive Technology (AT) they need. Visit their website or call 505.841.4464 for more information.


Help Adelante's Back in Use Program

Get Involved

Contact us to donate or request equipment

If you have a new request for equipment, call 505.445.5332.

To check on the status of a previous request, call 505.341.7171. 


Thanks to our supporters!