Goodwill’s Green Works
Goodwill’s Green Works is an industrial recycling facility on Detroit’s east side.
Green Works operates as a subsidiary business under Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. They provide asset recovery services that help save money and are safe for the environment.
Goodwill’s Green Works helps prepare individuals with the skills for middle-class factory employment positions. It provides real life experiences in a professional environment. Green Works offers both transitional work experience and independent employment opportunities for individuals in our programs, and in the community. Goodwill’s Green Works provides a second chance for employees and trainees to redirect their own lives in a more productive and meaningful way.
We are here to light a new path. It is up to you to decide if you want to take it.” – Jay Wilber, Goodwill’s Green Works President
Goodwill’s Green Works recycles waste materials from industrial structures. Using the commodity market, Green Works breaks down scrap material and resells and distributes them for the opportunity at a second life. Some of these materials include cable wiring, oil filters, or even household refrigerators! The Green Works facility uses ‘clean room’ processing to help break down and process environmentally sensitive materials. They also offer low-cost solutions for labor intensive operations. Goodwill’s Green Works is proud to work with a variety of customers, including a 70+ year partnership with DTE Energy.
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I really had no idea what I was getting into. I’d never heard of Goodwill and wasn’t sure what they could do. But the people I talked to were reassuring and I could tell right away that this organization was going to help me.
I had a chance to do that and also gain the confidence that has helped me get to where I am today.
All of it was extremely motivating. Goodwill gave me a path to follow and I followed it. That’s why I’m working again today. And the confidence I have now makes me hopeful for opportunities to do even more in the future.