Sulphur, La. – March 23, 2018 – Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics at the 10th Annual CITGO E-Recycle Day today at the Stine in Sulphur. The CITGO Lake Charles Refinery organized the event with the City of Sulphur, Stine, Team Green of Southwest Louisiana, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful and Waste Management to provide residents with the opportunity to recycle their e-waste, completely free of charge. E-waste items collected included TVs, cell phones, computers, batteries, household items containing mercury and other consumer electronics. At the event, 302 vehicles drove through to drop off e-waste with collections totaling more than four roll-off boxes of e-waste, approximately 550 light bulbs, five ounces of mercury and 360 pounds of batteries.

“After an amazing 10 years, CITGO E-Recycle Day remains a staple recycling event for Southwest Louisiana, offering residents the opportunity to act as environmental stewards with the goal of taking care of our community,” said Jerry Dunn, vice president and general manager of the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. “We are excited to see that so many people save their unwanted electronics to recycle at CITGO E-Recycle Day. The event’s continued popularity proves our community is passionate about taking care of our environment and CITGO is happy to provide this recycling opportunity.”

Each year, CITGO E-Recycle Day alternates between the cities of Sulphur and Lake Charles to give residents in each region a convenient place to recycle free of charge. Since 2009, CITGO E-Recycle Day has kept more than 392 tons of electronic waste out of landfills. 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.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 749,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 5,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit