Emmaus Mossley is a charity that is reliant on the goodwill and kind donations of our supporters. The money raised from the sale of these items is used to support our community of 26 formerly homeless people.

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.


TEMPORARY NOTICE: We are currently getting ready for large-scale improvements to our warehouse. In order to allow the works to commence we urgently need to create space within our warehouse. Until further notice we will not be collecting the following items:

  • Sofas
  • 3 piece suites
  • Wardrobes
  • Tables

During this period, we do still need donations, especially good quality furniture. So, if you have suitable items that you can drop off, we will be greatly appreciative. For a full list of the items we currently can and cannot accept as drop-off donations, please read the lists below.


Items we can currently accept:

  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • China
  • Curtains
  • DVDs
  • Furniture (see exceptions below)
  • Garden furniture
  • Gardening tools
  • Household linen
  • Records, CDs, Tapes and computer games
  • Soft furnishings (beds, mattresses, sofas etc with a valid 1988 Fire Safety Label)
  • Tools

Items we are currently unable to accept:

  • Bicycles
  • Clothes
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc)
  • Office furniture
  • Wall units
  • Soft furnishings (beds, mattresses, sofas etc) without a 1988 Fire Safety Label
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • Carpets
  • Exercise equipment
  • Disability equipment (such as wheel chairs)
  • Toys (with and without a valid CE Safety Mark)
  • Any baby items
  • Electrical equipment (flat screen TVs, old CRT TV’s, music players, MP3 players, digital radios, kitchen appliances, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Kitchen appliances (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers, etc)
  • Electrical or gas fire places
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Photocopiers
  • Gas bottles
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Old tins of paint
  • Items in a damaged or poor condition or that we consider to be unsaleable.

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 Secondhand Superstore or by calling 01457 838608 (option 1).

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.