Sulphur, La. — March 10, 2016— Southwest Louisiana united today to recycle unwanted electronics at the 8th Annual CITGO E-Recycle Day at the McNeese Stadium parking lot. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery partnered with the City of Lake Charles, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, Waste Management, McNeese State University and Team Green of Southwest Louisiana to provide residents with the opportunity to recycle their residential “E-waste,” completely free of charge.
During the event, 536 vehicles lined up to drop-off e-waste. Collection totals included nine roll-off boxes of e-waste, one van and one 18-wheeler of TVs as well as approximately 1,002 light bulbs, five mercury items and 75 pounds of batteries.
“CITGO E-Recycle Day continues to be an environmentally friendly tradition that CITGO offers to bring our community together,” said Tomeu Vadell, CITGO Vice President and General Manager Lake Charles Refinery. “The turn out today proves that environmental stewardship is something that Southwest Louisiana values – a priority at CITGO and in this community that will influence the generations to come.”
E-waste items collected today included TVs, cell phones, appliances, computers and other household electronics, including items containing mercury. CITGO 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. Recycling electronics allows residents to be environmental stewards and ensures that harmful metals in electronics are kept out of landfills.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, 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.