Emmaus Merseyside 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 is used to support our community of formerly homeless people in Sefton.

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.

Items we can currently accept

  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • CDs
  • Computer games
  • Crockery and china
  • Curtains
  • Disability equipment (such as wheelchairs)
  • DVDs
  • Electrical equipment (flat screen TVs, music players, MP3 players, digital radios, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture (see exceptions below)
  • Household linen
  • Kitchen appliances (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers, etc)
  • Soft furnishings (beds, sofas etc with a valid 1988 Fire Safety Label)
  • Tools
  • Vinyl records


Items we are currently unable to accept:

  • Any item that is in a damaged or poor condition
  • Baby items (such as cots, prams, etc)
  • Carpets
  • Cassette tapes
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Commodes
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc)
  • Luggage
  • Mattresses
  • Office furniture
  • Photocopiers
  • Soft furnishings without a valid 1988 Fire Safety Label
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Tins of paint
  • Toys
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Wall units

Where possible we would encourage you to drop-off donations when our charity stores are 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 0151 928 1588.


Additional information

For more advice on donating items to charity, please visit the Charity Retail Association website. For more information on recycling and disposing of household items locally, please visit the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) website.