Goodwill NCW’s post-retail sales sustainability efforts divert items from the landfill by sending products to salvage vendors and/or recycling facilities.

The amount diverted from the landfill each year could fill 1,200 semi-trailers. One hundred semi-trailers can fit in Lambeau Field, so that’s enough stuff to fill Lambeau Field 12 times.


On average, we divert 23 million pounds a year from the landfill through post-retail sales. That amounts to:

  • 14 million pounds textiles
  • 3 million pounds books
  • 8 million pounds cardboard
  • 800,000 pounds shoes
  • 4 million pounds remaining categories:
    • Handbags
    • Belts
    • Backpacks
    • Baseball caps
    • Metal
    • E-cycle
    • Hard toys
    • Stuffed animals
    • Rigid plastics
    • Travel bags
    • Media salvage