Donating Green

Being green is at the heart of Goodwill’s philosophy. You may not realize it, but when you donate your gently used items to Goodwill or shop, you set in motion a whole series of earth-friendly activities. Every item you donate or purchase at a Goodwill store is one less item thrown away.

By recycling items through your donations and purchases, we reuse viable resources, and reduce waste on our planet. Additionally, your donated items create many layers of value. By providing revenue to support our mission and programs, your donated items help people in your community to become more self-sufficient and reach their full potential.

Items that can be recycled at Goodwill

  • clothing (in any condition)
  • shoes
  • purses
  • toys
  • computers and accessories (click here for more information)
  • cell phones
  • ink cartridges

Give us your old, tired, torn and

Although we need new or gently-used clothing, Goodwill will gladly take
your old, tired, torn and tattered clothing for recycling. Simply place these
items into a separate bag and mark them as “salvage clothing.”

Give us your old shoes.

Although, we need new or gently-used shoes, if your old shoes are worn out, Goodwill can still recycle them.

Your cell phone can make a difference.

Goodwill participates in the 'Donate a Phone' program. Proceeds from the sale of the phones will benefit Goodwill job training and employment programs. Older, obsolete phones will be recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Drop them off at any of our stores or donation centers. Please do not donate so-called “bag phones,” cordless telephones, walkie-talkies, pagers, two-way radios and other commercial radios.

Don't throw away those empty ink jet
and laser cartridges...recycle them!

Goodwill participates in an 'Ink/Toner Recycling' program. To help us save empty ink jet and laser cartridges from landfills and remanufacture the recyclables into premium quality replacement cartridges.  Just visit one of our many Goodwill stores and give your cartridge to any Goodwill employee.  It’s that simple and at no cost to you!

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