FirstEnergy has a long-term commitment to waste minimization, source reduction and environmentally sound recycling. These programs protect the environment, while also creating positive economic value for our company. 

  • Recycling
    FirstEnergy's recycling facility at the Bruce Mansfield Plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, turns a typically unusable by-product of the facility's scrubber system into commercial-grade gypsum used to produce wallboard. Launched in 1999, it's the single largest recycling project in North America.
  • Responsible Byproduct Disposal
    FirstEnergy operates a diverse fleet that includes coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil and renewable generating sources. The company is committed to responsible disposal of materials created as part of the power generation process.
  • Waste Minimization Program
    Waste minimization is a prevention strategy rather than an "end-of-pipe" treatment strategy. The reduction or elimination of waste generated at its source is the priority.