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ive Oil For Energy Recovery (GOFER) is Santee Cooper's used oil collection and recovery program and the state's largest used-oil collection program for do-it-yourselfers. 

GOFER Hotline – 1-800-753-2233

GOFER's main objective is to recover and utilize used oil as an energy source while protecting the environment. The majority of the used oil collected through GOFER is used as supplemental fuel at Winyah Generating Station.

GOFER's statewide outreach includes with more than 450 DIY collection sites. GOFER also collects used oil from approximately 1,500 industries, commercial operations, and farmers.

 Prior to being scheduled for initial pickup, lab results for used oil must be submitted to Santee Cooper. The minimum requirement for pick-up is 200 gallons.

The following products are accepted by GOFER: 

  • Motor oil
  • Gear oil
  • Fuel oil
  • Heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Household cooking oil in small quantities


The following products are not accepted by GOFER:

  • Water
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Refrigeration oil
  • Paint thinner/Varsol
  • Any solvent or cleaner
  • Any substance used to clean paint brushes
  • Industrial cooking oil and/or grease
  • PCB-contaminated mineral oil


Click here to find a GOFER site near you.