Listen Up, New England: Goodwill Doesn’t Want Your Trash

A Goodwill employee sifting through donations at the Seabrook location. (Credit Todd Bookman/NHPR)

Just before 10 o’clock most mornings, cars begin lining up outside the Goodwill donation center in Seabrook.

They’re offering trunks full of treasures, yes, but also perhaps some unsellable, un-recyclable wares that also make it into the bins — and strain Goodwill’s trash bill.

“We hope everyone brings great things that helps our programs, but we know some people make some questionable judgments about what is good to donate,” explains Heather Steeves, spokesperson for the 30 Goodwill locations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

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