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.
Now that we have opened again after the lock down, we have had to make some changes to the items we are accepting and how they are being donated. We are currently only collecting furniture donations, please bear in mind that we can only go as far as your front door and cannot enter your home. Please contact our transport office, on 01206 768887 or via email to arrange a collection.
Unfortunately, we are not accepting drop-off donations at our shops or warehouse at this stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.