Thank you for thinking of donating your goods to Emmaus Bolton. The money raised from the sale of these items is used to support our community of up to 22 formerly homeless people.

You can drop off items to our main shop off Fletcher Street, BL3 6NF, during our opening hours of 9-5pm weekdays and 10-4pm Saturdays. To donate large items, please complete our donate goods form for a free charity shop collection here and we’ll be in touch.

We are happy to accept donations of most household items but there are some exceptions of items we can’t reuse for legal, practical or environmental reasons. This includes soft furnishings without a fire label, safety items, baby equipment or any item that is not in a good, saleable condition. Please read on for full lists of the items we can and cannot accept.

Items we can accept:

Christmas Items (decorations, bric-a-brac, etc)
Clothes, shoes and accessories
Computer games
Electrical equipment in working order (flat screen TVs, music players, digital radios, kitchen appliances, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
Exercise equipment
Furniture (with the exceptions below)
Glass furniture (dining tables etc)
Kitchen appliances (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers etc)
Soft furnishings with a valid 1988 Fire Safety Label (beds, mattresses, sofas etc)
Scrap metal including empty and cleaned tins and cans
Toys (with a valid CE Safety Mark)
Vintage and retro homewares
Vinyl records

Items we are unable to accept:

All baby items
Cassette tapes
Computers, tablets and mobile phones (you can donate these to in Bolton)
Disability equipment
Flat-pack furniture
Gas bottles
Kitchen appliances which contain gas
Household linen
Photocopiers and printers
Soft furnishings without a 1988 Fire Safety Label (beds, mattresses, sofas, etc)
Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
Tins of paint
Toys without a valid CE Safety Mark
VHS video cassettes
Wall units

If you are unsure whether an item you are donating is currently being accepted, please speak to a member of our team, either at our charity shop or by calling 01204 398056.

Additional links

For more information and advice on donating items to charity, please visit the Charity Retail Association website. For more information on recycling and disposing of household items, please visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.