GOFER truck


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

GOFER's 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 burned as supplemental fuel at Winyah Generating Station, where it is used to make electricity for the people of South Carolina. The used oil displaces coal, providing environmental and performance benefits. Excess used oil that isn’t used to make electricity is recycled. 

  • Motor oil
  • Gear oil
  • Fuel oil
  • Heating oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Hydraulic fluid

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

Prior to being scheduled for initial pickup, lab results for used oil must be emailed to Santee Cooper. 

Contact Us

GOFER Hotline - 800-753-2233

Gofer wants your used oil

Find a GOFER site near you

With over 330 DIY sites throughout the state, recycling used oil products has never been easier.

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