If you are looking to donate your unwanted items to a local Bedfordshire charity then Emmaus Village Carlton is happy to accept most quality clothing and household goods. View full list of things we can accept.

The items are then sold in our Home Store, raising funds to help us continue to change the lives of formerly homeless people in your area. Please be reassured that our new system allows for all newly-donated items to be left for 72 hours before being sorted ready for the Home Store.

Drop-off appointments
Option 1: for those who can drive items to our site...

Drop-off appointments

If you wish to donate items by dropping off at our site, please call us in advance, as we’re currently allowing dropped-off donations by APPOINTMENT ONLY, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Please book an appointment by ringing our reception on 01234 720826. Our phone line is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.

We will arrange a 15 minute time slot and give you information about our contactless donation system. Please tell us about everything you’re planning to bring as we’re unable to accept additional items on the day, due to limited storage space.

Free furniture collection appointments
Option 2: for items too large for your car...

Free furniture collection appointments

If the item/s are too large for your car, we collect unwanted quality furniture in areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire (within a 20 mile radius of our site). If you are unsure how close you are, please view our location on Google maps.

Please give us a call on 01234 720826 to tell us about your items, or complete the online booking form and we’ll find a time to collect from the front of your property.

Book a collection online

What we can and can’t accept

Each year we have to spend £47,000 to pay for the disposal of all the poor quality donated items, so we’d really appreciate your help to reduce this bill by taking a look at the criteria below before donating.

We can accept most clothing and household items if they are in a re-sellable condition, including books, toys, bric-a-brac, furniture and white goods (e.g.: fridges, washing machines).

We can’t accept:

  • Any goods not in a re-sellable condition (this includes tears and stains)
  • Dining tables without chairs and chairs with no table
  • Baby care equipment; buggies, cots, prams, car seats, high chairs, play pens
  • Soft toys with no ‘CE’ visible on the label
  • Upholstered furniture with no fire label attached
  • Electrical items over 10 years old
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • Non-flat-screen TVs
  • Computers and printers
  • TVs and DVD players without a remote and two scart lead sockets
  • Video or audio tapes
  • Carpet
  • Pianos or organs
  • Flat pack furniture
  • Wall display units with cupboards at the bottom and glass doors at the top

Many thanks for your support.