An important part of sustainability is the reduction of waste and an increase in reuse and recycling, to ensure fewer impacts on human health and the environment. Dominion Energy is finding ways to re-use everything from coal ash to scrap metal and employing sustainable design in everything from office spaces to hard hats.
To avoid creating waste whenever possible, and to reuse as much waste material as possible when it cannot be avoided. When we must dispose of waste, we do so responsibly. We monitor and inspect how we or our contractors manage waste at any of our facilities and locations, including audits of final disposal and recycling sites.
How We Performed:
In 2017, we recycled:
- 544,430 tons of coal combustion byproducts;
- 7,110 tons of ash from the combustion of wood waste;
- 11,151 tons of oils and fluids;
- 17,661 tons of scrap metal;
- 528 tons of paper, cardboard, plastic and glass; and
- 50 tons of electronic waste.
|We will continue our zero-landfill policy by responsibly recycling IT equipment that we no longer use.||Through July 30, more than 72,000 pounds of IT equipment were either reused or recycled instead of making it to a landfill.|
Where We’re Headed:
We will continue seeking ways to conserve natural resources, and look for opportunities to reuse and recycle waste. We will look for opportunities to increase the amount of waste that can be reused or recycled.
We will work to improve our recycling processes to increase the amount of waste recycled.
IT Waste Recycling: We will continue our zero-landfill policy by responsibly recycling IT equipment that we no longer use.