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At Goodwill, every donation we receive is a way to give back to the community & recycle. Southern Arizona is passionate about protecting the open spaces of our beautiful desert home and so are we.

Goodwill is committed to sustainable principles with one of our core guiding values being:

We provide excellent management of community and environmental resources.

The environmental impact of each piece of clothing or furniture you donate adds up fast. Did you know it takes over 1,800 gallons of water to create one pair of jeans. Now just imagine the lifetime of your shopping and donation behaviors have on the environment. You can help dramatically slow the cycle of waste with a simple trip to Goodwill.

36 million pounds in 2021/2022!

  • Donating a gently used item to Goodwill diverts it away from Southern Arizona’s landfills!
  • By shopping at Goodwill®, you can give an item a second (or third) life!
  • Your shopping trips and donations support local programs for youth and adults in need!

We did it! We diverted over 36 million pounds of donations from Southern Arizona’s local landfills. We could not have done that without the support of all of our donors across our region! From Casa Grande down to Sierra Vista every bag of clothes makes a difference. With your continued generosity, we can keep that number growing every year.


Goodwill is proud to be a founding member of the Tucson Zero Waste Collection Drives. In partnership with the City of Tucson, Pima County, Tucson Clean & Beautiful and Mrs. Green the events strive to offer a place to responsibly and safely donate or dispose of household items they no longer need. Learn more about this great community collaboration at: Tucson Zero Waste – Zero Waste Tucson

Earth Day is Everyday!

As a nonprofit, Goodwill® takes multiple steps to ensure that we can gain the maximum value for goods that are sold and donated to our organization. These steps help us operate efficiently and account for the sales that fund programs that help people stay employed and supported. Our ecommerce department uses sustainable packing materials and has invested in equipment to help minimize cardboard conception while also helping recycle any excess materials.

Your donation to Goodwill® is not only a way to recycle and live sustainably, Goodwill®’s job training and placement programs yield social and economic benefits as well. With the continued depletion of raw natural resources used to make new consumer goods, Goodwill® and other social enterprises that enable reusing, recycling, and re-purposing will play an increasingly important role in the environment. Ongoing partnerships, programs and services reflect the beneficial role in Goodwill®’s landfill waste reduction.