Can I recycle pacemakers?

Yes! Pacemaker manufacturers such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would rather get these units back to perform research. Knowing how well they performed helps the manufacturers make better, more efficient models in the future. All the manufacturers have a free send-in program to make it easy for the crematory to send pacemakers back. But if it’s easier for you, we will accept pacemakers with your other metal for recycling. We simply send them back to the appropriate manufacturer.