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Zero-Waste Management

Our Investment Recovery department leads the way toward making Santee Cooper a zero-waste business.

Annually, we recycle nearly 2 billion pounds of paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, used electric poles, scrap metal, wires, batteries, and other industrial materials, as well as combustion byproducts like gypsum and fly ash. We have customers who use some of these recycled materials to produce cloth and wallboard. We also reclaim and refurbish some equipment and return it to service instead of tossing it out.

Our efforts have been recognized by the S.C. Department of Commerce and the Carolina Recycling Association, among others.