Goodwill is inherently environmentally friendly. Donating your used goods to Goodwill keeps unwanted items out of landfills and prevents the production of unnecessary new materials.
Goodwill’s retail operations team, stationed at our retail operation center (ROC), oversees our recycling efforts, and the recent output has been massive. Goodwill Omaha’s recycling bins continue to route materials out of regular trash receptacles and into more appropriate channels.
When we receive items that can’t be sold in our stores, we recycle as many of them as we possibly can. This includes clothing and textiles, shoes, books, electronics, and computer equipment.
And our greenness isn’t limited to recycling! Our Blair location is LEED-certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it’s a third-party verification of the environmental friendliness of construction. We’ve also incorporated energy-saving technology in our buildings, which includes LED lighting and bulbs, motion-activated lights, and eco-friendly toilets.