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HIDDEN TREASURES. CHANGED LIVES.
GOODWILL: A LEADER IN THE GREEN ECONOMY

Go green with Goodwill, the original recycler

Goodwill is one of the largest recyclers in the nation and is committed to the sustainability, safety, and beauty of our environment.

When you donate your gently used items to Goodwill of Colorado, you’re keeping them from ending up in the landfill, while providing our shoppers with fabulous finds at affordable prices. But the story doesn’t end there. Through Goodwill’s stewardship, your donations are also repurposed into life-changing programs for Coloradans in need. Goodwill has been reducing environmental waste and increasing recycling in Colorado for more than a century. We continue to develop innovative and eco-friendly systems and community partnerships to work towards zero waste, all while practicing our bottom line: People, Community and Planet.

Program Highlights

  • Through our retail stores, Outlet locations, and recycling partners, we are able to divert 73.3% of donated materials from Colorado landfills! This works out to approximately 154,598,139 pounds.
  • We employ approximately 170 individuals in our Recycling Program.
  • Our generous neighbors gave 3,210,802 donations to Goodwill in 2021. These donations weighed in at 218,334,536 pounds!
  • In 2021, Goodwill recycled 510 tons of computers.
  • We’re proud to have been a Silver Partner and member of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program.

Put that old computer to work!

Click here to learn more about recycling your computer through Goodwill and Dell Reconnect.