Going Green

For over 100 years, Goodwill has been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the "reduce, reuse, repurpose" practice.

We seek to maintain and enhance our position as the preeminent recyclers in the not-for-profit community by expanding our Green Initiative activities to include a commitment to retrofit and upgrade all facilities, maximizing energy efficiency and continuing towards our goal of zero waste.

In 2016, we diverted more than 40 million pounds from local landfills by selling, reusing and recycling. Even unsold donations are recycled and utilized for other purposes as well as donated to other organizations for reuse. Through our current recycling efforts, we recycle 86% of what we collect – our ultimate goal is to recycle 100% and be at zero waste.

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