Our utility employees have a long history of going above and beyond when it comes to waste reduction and recycling—and their commitment grows year after year. Many of FEU’s recycling efforts related to equipment repair and investment recovery happen at The Illuminating Company’s Miles Service Center, a 37-acre facility in Cleveland.
Our Investment Recovery crews remove equipment that has reached the end of its service life from the field and oversee the refurbishment process. Part of that process requires sorting and handling more than 277,000 pounds of scrap material every month. By recycling the scrap into a viable material or product for FirstEnergy or another industry to reuse, we create less landfill waste and a positive economic impact.