Your Donations Help Improve Lives.
You already know that recycling
paper, aluminum and glass is good for the environment.
But did you know that donating things like your jeans
that no longer fit, the bicycle your child outgrew
or a lamp or toaster is also good for the environment?
Just as there are things to recycle, there are things
you can donate.
When you donate to Goodwill, your
unwanted items are sold in our retail stores and online.
With the money raised from these sales, Goodwill creates
lifelines for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency.
Your donation makes a positive impact on the community
and the environment. Donating to Goodwill provides
many benefits such as job training programs and employment
placement services to people with disabilities, those
who lack education or job experience, and others facing
challenges to finding employment. This practice also
offers the community an environmentally healthy alternative
for the disposal of unwanted, but still useable items.
For more information, call our donation
Goodwill accepts the following items in good, working
• Cars/Trucks/RVs/ Boats/Motorcycles
• Dictionaries/Text Books/Encyclopedias
• Household Items
• Computers and all Peripherals
• Records/CDs/Tapes/DVDs/Video Games
• Sporting Goods and Exercise Equipment
Goodwill cannot accept the following items:
• Mattresses/Box springs
• Paint and Flammable Materials
• Dangerous Materials
• Items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety
Goodwill operates 18 convenient donation
centers throughout Delaware and Delaware County,
PA, Our Goodwill associates are eager to assist you
and are available to accept your donations 7 days
We suggest that large furniture items be donated at
your local Goodwill store location for best donation
assistance. Also, appliance donations are gladly accepted
at The Goodwill Center at 300
E. Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, Delaware.
Pick up Information.
offers pick-up service for organizations, businesses,
churches, neighborhood associations and schools that
would like to donate:
• Surplus inventory
• Collaborative collection of accepted donated
Questions or comments? Contact Beverly
Wright, Donated Goods Manager at 1-866-317-2299
For more information about waste management please visit www.epa.gov/osw/index.htm.
All of our donation locations participate in Goodwill’s Reconnect computer recycling program. The partnership between Goodwill and Dell Computers makes it convenient for more than 42 million U.S. households to drop off computers and related accessories for free, responsible recycling. The collection sites in Delaware and Delaware County bring the total of Reconnect collection sites to 2,200 across the United States and Canada.
The Reconnect program has created hundreds of green jobs for Goodwill employees who manage the recycling program. Reconnect has allowed Goodwill to expand its sustainability policy and recycling practices. We are pleased to be partnering with Dell to expand our electronics recycling efforts to raise revenues to support our mission.
The Reconnect partnership between Goodwill Industries International and Dell, which started in 2004, allows the public to drop off used computers and other electronics for no-cost recycling. Thus far, the program has diverted more than 170 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created about 250 green jobs, with Goodwill employees managing the collection and disassembly of the equipment.
The donated equipment meeting the program’s quality criteria is resold, and devices needing repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled by Dell partners. This program supports Goodwill’s job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment.
Donors recycling through Reconnect can be confident that their equipment is disposed of responsibly. In 2009, Dell became the first major computer manufacturer to ban the export of non-working electronics to developing countries as part of its global electronics disposal policy.
Look who's giving Goodwill a helping hand!
The Better Maid Service is a local home cleaning service that gives their customers an extra level of customer service by taking your unwanted, gently used items to your local Goodwill store. For more information, visit their website at www.thebettermaid.com.