Ways to Help Our Planet While You Spring Clean

Did you know that shopping secondhand and donating your electronics and gently used items to organizations like Goodwill helps the earth tremendously? Help keep our planet safe and healthy while you declutter and start your spring cleaning this season.


Do you need to clear out your old furniture to make space for that new piece you just bought? Are you ditching skinny jeans and jumping on the mom jeans trend? Donate your gently used items to Goodwill to give them a chance at a second life, helping them stay out of landfills. Goodwill has 35+ donation locations in the region to drop-off your gently used items.


Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste problem in the world. Did you know that you can donate your used electronics to Goodwill, whether or not they work? Through our partnership with Dell Reconnect, we’ll refurbish your donated electronics to sell at our tech store, the GRID: Powered by Goodwill. If we can’t sell your electronic donations, we’ll recycle them responsibly, ensuring they don’t end up in a landfill. You can donate your electronics at any of our stores and donation centers on any day, or attend one of our four upcoming electronics donation and recycling drives:

*These electronics drives will also accept documents to be shredded and recycled.


In addition to helping the planet, donating your clothes, shoes, household goods, electronics and other items makes a difference by connecting people in our community to resources and career training at no cost. Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont uses the revenue generated from the sale of donations throughout its stores and online to provide job placement and training, certifications and credentials for anyone looking to grow their careers. Read about just a few of the thousands of people we’ve helped thanks to your donations here

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