They are processed and non-saleable items are separated from the saleable items. Saleable items are sorted into major retail categories (shoes, accessories, housewares, etc.), priced and then moved to a Goodwill retail sales floor. Clothing, shoes, CDs, books, etc. not sold in our retail stores are sold to recyclers. Children’s books that remain unsold are donated to nonprofit agencies and other organizations that provide services for underprivileged children. Through sales in retail stores and recycling operations, Goodwill helps the environment by recycling millions of pounds of goods each year that would otherwise end up in our landfills.