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					Goodwill Textile Donations



                        Presented by Bill LaBelle
                           Director of Operations
               Morgan Memorial Goodwill of Boston
                                 Goodwill collects
                              clothing and household
                             items, saving them from
                                      landfills
Recyclable materials
are sorted and sent
  to become new
     products                                          Donated items are
                                                        sold in Goodwill
                                                          Retail Stores




         Items not sold at
         Outlet Stores are                  Items not sold
           baled and sold                   go to Goodwill
            after-market                    Outlets and “as
                                             is” Stores for
                                                  sale
  Morgan Memorial Goodwill 2011
              Snapshot
 722,000 store shoppers

 543,000 donors

 21,721,000 pounds diverted
  from local landfills;
 10,861 TONS
How we do it

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   38 Donation Centers are located from Worcester
    and all points east
Processing

   Donations are brought
    to the Goodwill
    Distribution Center for
    processing and
    inspection
   Items meeting Goodwill
    quality standards are
    sold in stores, items not
    are sent for after-
    market recycling
The “ideal” Textile

   Clean
   Dry
   Free of hazardous materials or waste

   **NOTE**
       Goodwill accepts items that are torn, have mild
        stains (paint, grass, etc), linens, towels, wash
        clothes, and everyday household textiles
The “not so ideal” Textile

   Items described as “RAGS”
   Items described as “SOILED”
   Items that are wet or have a strong odor

   **KEY POINT**
       If it isn’t a TV or a CRT there is a 99.99% chance
        Goodwill accepts it!
2011 After-Market = 82% diversion rate
                       AfterMarket % Diversion from Landfill


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WHAT CAN A GOODWILL
 DONATION CENTER DO
         FOR YOUR
    MUNICIPALITY???
 _______________________
Raise your hand if you pay $65
per ton for trash removal……
ADC Report FY11                                                                                           $65 per ton
    Location FY11 Donations Daily Average % of total donations Program Revenue (Est)   Total Tons Town trash savings Textile Tonnage "Other" Tonnage
  Arlington        36,796            102              13.40%            $876,480.72       735.92          $47,834.80         515.14          220.78
    Boston         60,652            168              22.08%          $1,444,730.64     1,213.04          $78,847.60         849.13          363.91
   Concord         26,801              74              9.76%            $638,399.82       536.02          $34,841.30         375.21          160.81
 Lexington         39,055            108              14.22%            $930,290.10       781.10          $50,771.50         546.77          234.33
   Newton          30,967              86             11.27%            $737,633.94       619.34          $40,257.10         433.54          185.80
   Sudbury         22,002              61              8.01%            $524,087.64       440.04          $28,602.60         308.03          132.01
  Wellesley        18,091              50              6.59%            $430,927.62       361.82          $23,518.30         253.27          108.55
   Woburn          24,714              69              9.00%            $588,687.48       494.28          $32,128.20         346.00          148.28
   Reading         10,047              28              3.66%            $239,319.54       200.94          $13,061.10         140.66           60.28
 Norwood            2,285              25              0.83%             $54,428.70        45.70           $2,970.50          31.99           13.71
N. Andover          3,261              12              1.19%             $77,677.02        65.22           $4,239.30          45.65           19.57
SUMMARY            274,671               77                            $646,498.62          543            $35,283.30           380             163
                      Total         Average                               Average       Average              Average        Average         Average

				
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