Reuse Shops

Find out more about our reuse shops in Merseyside

Merseyside has two Reuse Shops at Recycling Centres, operated by Emmaus who are working to end homelessness. Located on site at South Sefton and Old Swan Recycling Centres, selling used and ‘pre-loved’ items from households in Merseyside.  

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South Sefton Reuse Shop: TEMPORARILY CLOSED


More details of restrictions in place can be found on the News section on the Emmaus Website.

South Sefton Reuse Shop

South Sefton Recycling Centre,
Irlam Road, Bootle
L20 4AE

Old Swan Reuse Shop

Old Swan Recycling Centre,
Cheadle Avenue, Old Swan
L13 3AF

Opening times

 10:00 - 16:00

Outside these hours please call 0151 928 1588 to check whether we are open.

The Emmaus Reuse Shops at South Sefton and Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centres sell used and ‘pre-loved’ items from Merseyside householders which have been dropped off at the Centre and shop. 

Instead of being sent for disposal or breaking down into recycling, the donations are cleaned and put up for sale at a low price.

The community reuse shops are a venture being delivered by a partnership of Emmaus Merseyside, Veolia and MRWA. Emmaus operate the shops and benefit from any profit. 

You can donate or buy the following items:

  • Furniture
  • Children's toys
  • Tools
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Electrical items

... and much more

To keep up to date follow @EmmausMersey on twitter and @EmmausMerseyside on facebook

About Emmaus Merseyside

Emmaus is a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

Emmaus provide a home for as long as someone needs it and meaningful work in our social enterprise. Living in a stable environment with the opportunity to work helps our companions, as residents are known, to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.

Work is now complete at the Emmaus community building in the Seaforth area of Bootle, Merseyside. The building provides a home for up to 28 people. Each will be able to have their own room, as well as access to communal dining, catering and training facilities. Emmaus have started taking in the first residents this year and will build up the community over the coming years.

Everyone living in the community will work in Emmaus's social enterprise ventures, a charity superstore on Sandy Road and a reuse shop at South Sefton Recycling Centre. Both locations sell good quality second-hand furniture and other items. All of the money made from the social enterprise is re-invested in the community to support the people living at our community building.