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BIGGER BETTER BUILDING APPEAL - £200k left to raise!

We are busier than ever redistributing food to hundreds of Community Food Member organisations supporting people across Greater Manchester, into the High Peak area and Cheshire. We are operating with full COVID safe procedures in place protecting staff, volunteers, our beneficiaries and the wider community. We need your help to get food to people who are struggling to put food on the table, now more than ever before. To support our appeal either give a donation below Thank you for your kindness and support.

Or why not buy a lunchbox and donate one to one of our Community Food Member orgs? Cost £10+P&P. Email or contact us through this website. We can post out to you or you can pick up from us. And we’ll gift one to a beneficiary org, for you.

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Welcome to EMERGE

As at April 2020 and for the forseeable future, EMERGE Recycling and Touch Wood services are operating with skeleton crews, responding positively to our customers needs wherever feasible, and practising safe social distancing and highest hygiene standards to protect both parties.
Thank you very much everyone for your patience and support, more than ever. Stay safe and stay home as much as you possibly can.


EMERGE provides the full range of waste, recycling and confidential shredding services to businesses and schools, and promotes sustainable resource management by offering advice, information and educational services within the wider community.

EMERGE has a strong environmental and person-centred ethos. The real '3Rs' (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of sustainable resource and waste management are at the heart of everything we do.

From Business Waste to Community Involvement and the 3Rs...

  1. Secure destruction and recycling for all business waste

  2. Quality training and volunteering opportunities including back-to-work experience

  3. Diverting in-date surplus food to those who need it most

  4. Compliant reuse and recycling for difficult wastes like IT/WEEE equipment

  5. Redundant wood collections from sites for re-use

By offering high quality, excellent value commercial waste recycling, reuse and food redistribution services, we meet social and environmental objectives and contribute to a more economically sustainable and just society.

When you use our services, you will genuinely reduce, reuse and recycle and also contribute to local community development and the creation of real, sustainable jobs, work and learning experiences.

Please browse through our website to learn more about our services or drop us a line and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

If you would like to support EMERGE's charitable work and activities - including our FareShare Greater Manchester operation which donates in-date food to organisations that help the needy - please click on the donate button below.