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We are busier than ever before distributing surplus food through our FareShare operation to hundreds of existing and many new responder Community Food Member organisations and thousands of people across Greater Manchester, into the High Peak area and now Cheshire. We are operating with the fullest personal safety procedures in place to protect our staff, volunteers, our beneficiaries and the wider community. We need your help to get food to people who are less fortunate, now more than ever before. To give a donation, please click below. Thank you for your kindness and support.

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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.