Sustainability at the Heart of Goodwill
Evergreen Goodwill takes pride in being good stewards of the generous donations we receive from community members. Goodwill utilizes donations in a way that creates better futures for our students, communities and our environment.
By donating to Goodwill, you are extending the life of household items and keeping them out of landfills. Last year, Goodwill kept 76.7 million pounds of materials out of landfills. Through responsible recycling practices, Goodwill recorded a 78 percent diversion rate last year.
Our belief in sustainable practices even extends to our administration building, which is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. The building contains a number of features that reduces our ecological footprint.
Learn more below about Evergreen Goodwill’s sustainable practices below:
30 Sites Accepting Donations
With donation stations throughout Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King and Kitsap Counties and our store donation sites, we aim to make donating as easy as possible for our donors. By bringing your items to Goodwill, you are extending the life of your items and reducing your eco-footprint. Click to find a donation center near you and learn more about the items we accept: Donation Centers & Guidelines
LEED Gold Certified Building
Evergreen Goodwill is proud to call its administrative building LEED Gold certified. Built in 2013, the building contains several eco-friendly features ranging from its water conservation system to the recycled materials it was built from. Learn more about building: LEED Gold Certified
We are a part of E-cycle Washington
As part of the E-Cycle Washington program, Goodwill collects televisions, computer monitors, desktop computers and laptops free of charge. These items donated in good working condition will be sold in our stores, and items that can't be sold will be recycled in accordance with E-Cycle Washington's guidelines, which ensure that toxic materials stay out of our landfills. Learn more about E-Cycle Washington.
Threadcycle Program partner
We're a proud partner of Threadcycle, a program created by King County and Seattle Public Utilities that’s dedicated to keeping worn-out clothes and linens out of local landfills. Most of these clothes, shoes and linens that are thrown into the garbage can be reused or recycled. Click to learn more.