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.
“Green Works is a diamond in the rough in the city of Detroit. We not only provide training and industrial recycling employment opportunities to people who have REAL employment challenges like our returning citizens and chronic unemployed residents; but we also service large organizations like DTE and the city of Detroit managing the recycle process of precious metals and oil.” -Caleb Rutledge, Pres/CEO
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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