Green Initiatives

Textile Salvage Operations

Textile Salvage Operations

When Goodwill receives excess clothing donations that won't sell in the stores, they are baled and sold as textile salvage to salvage companies. This keeps them out of the landfills and earns revenue to support our training and placement programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

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Environmentally Friendly Service & Products

Environmentaly Friendly Service and Products

Goodwill Contract Services has been promoting environmental responsibility with our customers for many years, and as the buildings we work and live in become more efficient and air tight, the need to understand indoor environmental conditions increases.  How we clean and the materials we use have a direct impact on indoor air quality which affects the health of our customers (building occupants) and our employees.

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Book Salvage Operations

Book Salvage Operations

Goodwill of Greater Washington provides a FREE book recycling program throughout the nation's capital. We recycle all types of books (Hard Cover, Soft Cover, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference, School Text Books) through their resale online, in our nine area retail stores or to third-party book buyers.

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Computer Recycling Program

Computer Recycling Program, Dell Reconnect

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electronic products, Dell has joined together with one of the oldest and most respected non-profit organizations, Goodwill Industries®, to create Dell Reconnect. This exciting program makes getting rid of old technology easy and free. Simply pack your old computer equipment into the car with other household donations and drop it off at a participating Goodwill® location where the trained staff will inspect each item and determine whether to reuse, refurbish, or recycle it.

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