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.
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.
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.
Goodwill of Greater Washington has partnered with Dell Reconnect, a partnership that offers consumers free recycling for any brand of computer equipment in any condition. The program's goals are to divert over 2.7 million pounds of used computers and computer equipment from area landfills over the next year; and provide consumer education on the importance of environmentally-responsible computer disposal.