We rely on your continued support and kind donations to keep us going and always do our utmost to sell, recycle or otherwise get an income from everything you give us.

We are happy to accept most household items but there are some exceptions for either legal or practical reasons. This includes soft furnishings without a fire label, safety items, baby equipment or any item that is not in a saleable condition.

Why donate to Emmaus?

Why donate to Emmaus?

When you donate to Emmaus Colchester, you have a direct impact on the lives of people working hard to rebuild their lives following homelessness.

We depend on your continued support and kind donations to keep our community going and we always do our utmost to sell, recycle, upcycle or re-use to grow an income from everything you give us.

What items can I donate?

What items can I donate?

As a charity which sells preloved items, we rely on the generous donations of members of the public.

We welcome donations of good quality furniture, clothes, toys, media, bicycles, books, and bric-a-brac. We also accept working electrical appliances such as washing machines or fridge freezers, alongside smaller electrical items such as flat-screen TVs and lamps.

We are happy to accept most household items in saleable condition, but if you’re not sure, feel free to give us a call.

What items cannot be donated?

What items cannot be donated?

We are extremely grateful to for all the donations we receive, however, due to high waste disposal costs and trading standards, there are some items we are unable to accept.

This includes soft furnishings without a valid fire label, safety items, baby equipment, used duvet and pillows, flat-packed furniture unless boxed, flammable or gas appliances, or any item that is not in a saleable condition.

Drop-off your donations
Come to us

Drop-off your donations

Your donations can be left at our shops, or at our Warehouse on Arthur Street.

4A Arthur St, Colchester CO2 7DP

 

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Large or multiple items

Book a collection

Emmaus Colchester offers a free collection service for you to donate furniture (subject to condition) but we are unable to collect clothes, bric-a-brac and small donations. We also provide a house clearance service.

To arrange a free collection click the button below to complete our online form or call us on 01206 768887, 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.

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