We strive to make sure nothing goes to waste. The majority of items donated to your Goodwill are sold in our network of retail stores and outlets, helping support local mission programs. Even when items do not sell, Goodwill works to find ways to keep products out of local landfills. Your Goodwill bales textiles and sells to after-market vendors for use in manufacturing, insulation and rag making. Other categories recycled into after-market include:
Salvage for Good is a unique sustainability program that not only serves the recycling needs of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, but other Goodwills across the U.S. As with Goodwill’s retail store sales, the proceeds from after-market changes lives for good by financially supporting mission programs. To learn more about Salvage for Good, click here.