Sulphur, La—March 22, 2014—CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex partnered with the City of Lake Charles, Team Green of Southwest Louisiana, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, McNeese State University, and Waste Management to host the 6th annual E-Recycle Day, where community members brought their electronics for recycling at the McNeese Cowboy Stadium parking lot. The event gave members of the community the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronics or “E-waste.”
During the event, 462 vehicles lined up to drop-off E-waste at the McNeese Stadium parking lot. Eight roll-off boxes of E-waste and one 18-wheeler of TVs was collected as well as light bulbs, mercury and batteries.
“CITGO is proud to have sponsored our 6th annual 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. “We take environmental stewardship seriously at work and in the communities we serve. Today’s success proves that Southwest Louisiana takes pride in keeping our communities clean.”
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.
Government & Public Affairs Manager
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.