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Goodwill Northern New England Named Donations And Reuse Champion

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Goodwill Northern New England was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony.

Goodwill NNE was honored as the 2020 Donations and Reuse Champion for implementing a successful reuse or donation program.

“It gives us a sense of great pride to honor the entire Goodwill Northern New England team for their leadership and outstanding work in advancing sustainability,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO. “We hope that by bringing attention to their efforts, others will be inspired by their passion, commitment, and success.”

Gooddwill NNE was among 30 Casella customers, including municipalities, colleges and universities, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage producers, and others nominated for their efforts. Winners were chosen by a panel of Casella executives and sustainability experts, including True Zero Waste Advisors, who evaluated each nominee on several criteria.

“We're honored to share this work and this award with Casella and we do it in so many ways, said Rich Cantz, CEO of Goodwill Northern New England. “Casella is a true partner focused on all of the elements of our sustainability lens. Really the ideal triple bottom line partner, the reuse of repurposing of donated goods has been the foundation of our social enterprise since 1902, and can, has helped us to be, to be better, be smarter, and to work more thoughtfully in this space.”

With operations spanning three of the states in which Casella operates and multiple locations, Goodwill Northern New England has been a long-standing partner to Casella on many levels. One of the most visible and impactful collaborations has been establishing the Green Move Out reuse program to capture reusable items from college campuses when students move out at the end of each school year. Since inception in 2015, the Green Move Out program has recovered over 100 tons of donated items from students, and continues to grow.

“We’ve spent more than 45 years working towards a more sustainable future, and as we strive to help our customers reach their sustainability goals it is an honor to recognize their collective efforts. The customers and communities we have the privilege of serving are leading the way and inspiring others to live and work more sustainability and that continues to be the most rewarding part of our work,” Casella said.

View all of the 2020 Casella Sustainable Leadership Award Winners