Emmaus Burnley is a charity that is reliant on the goodwill and kind donations of our local supporters. The money raised from the sale of these items in our Rochdale store is used to support people with experience of homelessness in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Find out more about our community at our homelessness charity here.

We are happy to accept donations of most household items but there are some exceptions for either 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 note: items must be in a clean, useable condition that we can display in our stores and that this up to the driver’s discretion.

Items we can currently accept

  • Bicycles
  • Bookcases
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Dining Tables and Chairs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc)
  • Soft furnishings – beds, mattresses, sofas etc. with a valid Fire Safety Label
  • Small sideboards
  • Wardrobes

Items we are unable to accept:

  • Baby items (such as cots, prams, etc)
  • Bric-a-brac (such as CDs & vinyl)
  • Carpets
  • Cassette tapes
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Computer printers
  • Crockery and china
  • Curtains and household linen
  • Disability equipment (such as wheelchairs)
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Futons
  • Gas bottles
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Luggage
  • Medical equipment
  • Office furniture
  • Older CRT TVs
  • Photocopiers
  • Refrigeration appliances – fridges, freezers, fridge freezers
  • Small electricals (such as MP3 players)
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Tins of paint
  • Tools
  • TV stands and cabinets
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Wall units (over 4ft wide and 6ft high)
  • Pianos or other large instruments

Where possible we would encourage you to drop-off donations when our charity store is open. Alternatively, for larger furniture items, we do offer a free collection service. 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 shops or by calling 0330 058 4264.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Find out more about reusing, recycling and disposing of household items in your area. If you live in or around Burnley, please visit the Lancashire County Council website. If you live in or around Rochdale, please visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.