We acknowledge that thorough and thoughtful business practices can have a positive impact on the environment.

At Wilco, we recognize our responsibility of being good stewards of the environment and our communities. We acknowledge that thorough and thoughtful business practices can have a positive impact on the environment. We believe that we have an obligation to our customers, members, employees, communities, and the environment to operate our business sustainably.


We’ve implemented a paperless document solution, Docuware, that allows for paperless processing in our accounting department and saves over 12,500 reams of paper annually.

Water Reduction

Water Reclamation at the HGO facility is used during peak production months, where it is captured and reused through the boiler. This reduces water consumption by 50%.

Additionally, Dry Cleaning Product Lines at the HGO facility allows for the use of food safe sanitizers in place of water use

Utilization of E-Road

Overspeed and Idle Time Reports focuses on reducing speed and idle time, which reduces green house gas emissions and saves fuel.

Automotive Battery Roundup

The annual Farm Store Battery Round Up encourages customers to bring in their used automotive batteries that we then recycle. Over 2,000 batteries are collected each year.


The Reuse Pallet Program redistributes pallets back to locations for merchandise shipping. An estimated 50,000 pallets are reused through Wilco’s DC each year, which is equivalent to 6,250 trees conserved.

Energy Savings

Lithium Ion Batteries in use for material handling equipment requires less energy to charge batteries, have a longer life and are safer than lead acid batteries.


Data Center Costs have been reduced by $65,000 annually by switching to private cloud and public cloud usage.


Use of Synthetic Lubricants in Wilco’s trucking has improved fuel economy, increased engine life and lowered the number of oil changes needed.

Wilco Fuels offers higher percentage diesel blends than many competitors. This means the higher the number, the higher the percentage of renewable fuel such as reclaimed cooking oils.

Recycled Denim Initiative

The annual Farm Store’s Blue Jeans Go Green campaign, rolled out in 2019, collected over 2,400 pieces of denim clothing to be recycled into home insulation for Habitat for Humanity projects. 

Blue Jeans Go Green Blue jeans Go Green is a trademark of Cotton Inc

Using the Whole Hazelnut

The nuts are used for food products but the leftover shells are not thrown away. Instead, they are available for sale at all Wilco Stores and reused for a variety of things, including garden landscaping.

poly feed back recycle program

In a joint partnership with Purina, the Poly Feed Bag Recycling programcollects nearly 700,000 poly feed bags in one year, which have been reused in park benches and more!