Reducing, reusing and recycling: our waste management practices
In the course of doing business the utility generates solid waste from ongoing operations, maintenance and upgrades to facility infrastructure. We manage solid waste and aim to minimize landfilling or waste incinerations through the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste material.
Our sustainable management practices and waste management goals and objectives focus on investment recovery, donation of useable items, waste minimization, reuse and recycling. In order to continuously improve, facilitate and comply with our waste management practices, PSE&G continues to focus on and provide resources to this area, as well as work with vendors to determine how waste can be reduced.
Nuclear safety is an essential element of our operation of the three plants that generate about 40% of New Jersey’s electricity and 85% of its carbon-free power, as well as the Peach Bottom facility in Pennsylvania that is partially owned by PSEG. PSEG diligently manages our nuclear waste, low-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel safely, securely and responsibly. We adhere to the stringent requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the federal Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. The health and safety of our communities, employees and the environment is a corporate priority.