Sulphur, La—April 09, 2013—CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex partnered with Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, Stine, The City of Sulphur - including the Sulphur Fire Department, Team Green and Waste Management to host the Fifth Annual E-Recycle Day on Saturday, March 23, at the Stine parking lot in Sulphur. The event gave members of the community the opportunity to recycle approximately 46,000 pounds (23 tons) of unwanted electronics or “E-waste.”
“We are excited to host E-Recycle Day in Sulphur again. Every year, thousands of computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones and other electronic devices are discarded. Some of the materials in these items can be hazardous if not disposed of properly,” said Phyllis Holifield, CITGO Environmental Protection Manager. “It is also important to remember that E-waste items contain valuable materials that can be recycled. E-Recycle Day is a great event to involve the community in going green and keeping Southwest Louisiana clean and beautiful.”
During the event, 255 vehicles lined up to drop-off E-waste at the Stine parking lot. Three roll-off boxes of E-waste, including one filled at the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, and one 18-wheeler of TVs was collected as well as light bulbs, mercury and batteries.
“CITGO is proud to have sponsored our fifth E-Recycle Day and we look forward to continuing this important event in the future and rotating it between the cities of Lake Charles and Sulphur every year,” said Tomeu Vadell, CITGO Vice President and General Manager Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. “It is the attitude of the community in unifying this recycling effort that inspires me the most. Being good stewards of our environment and keeping our homes and work places clean is a great way to live. At CITGO we take that responsibility to the environment very seriously and make it a priority every day.”
E-Recycle Day is one of many initiatives sponsored by CITGO as part of its commitment to a cleaner and healthier environment now and for future generations.
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CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.citgo.com.