Recycling Your Medical ID Bracelet – Is it Time?

Being safe and saving the earth? It’s possible! For those of you that wear medical ID bracelets, you know how important it can be to keep them in good shape. Even with the most dedicated care, they can still fade or tarnish, becoming difficult if not impossible to read. This can cause problems for medical personnel who may need to provide you immediate care. Unreadable bracelets can be misread or illegible entirely, and if the time comes that you need critical care, their warning may go unheeded. Also, your bracelet may start coming apart or break entirely. What then?

Recycling Your Bracelet

You may wonder if it’s possible to recycle your bracelet. American Medical ID offers a gift card for you to use toward the purchase of a new bracelet should you choose to recycle your old one. Depending on the material of the bracelet, they’ll offer $5-75 toward the purchase of your new bracelet. They do this by recycling the metals in their own production shop, deferring the costs of buying new materials from suppliers. You’ll usually receive the gift card in about 4-6 weeks.

The way you begin the recycling process is simple. Head on over to the link below and get going. It’s a very easy, streamlined process, and the money you’ll save will be worth the time. All you’ll have to do is fill out the form on this page. After you finish providing the required information, you’ll be taken to a confirmation page. You’ll print that page off and mail it in along with your old bracelet. Remember, as your medical ID bracelet is valuable because of the metals used to make it, you should either choose shipping insurance or send via registered mail. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially since your bracelet contains personal information. It’s as simple as that!

Get a New One!

American Medical ID offers plenty of different styles for you to choose from, so it’s worth your time to find one that fits your budget and style. From metals to sportsbands, bracelets are made to order.


About Amanda Beck

Amanda Beck writes for American Medical ID on a variety of topics relating to health care and healthy living, especially for those whose medical conditions warrant an emergency ID.