Lake Charles, La. – March 19, 2022 – Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics during the annual CITGO E-Recycle Day at the Lake Charles Civic Center. 
The CITGO Lake Charles Refinery organized the event with the support of the City of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Clean Harbors and Pick it Up Calcasieu. This event provides residents with the opportunity to recycle their unwanted electronics, completely free of charge. Items collected included TVs, cell phones, computers, batteries, household items containing mercury and other consumer electronics. This year 564 vehicles drove through the event with collections totaling 8 extra-large roll-off boxes, which equals approximately 5 semitrailers, over 1,000 light bulbs and several items containing mercury. 
“CITGO E-Recycle Day continues to offer an opportunity for Southwest Louisiana residents to participate as environmental stewards in taking care of our community,” said Jerry Dunn, vice president of refining. “We are encouraged each year by the large number of community members who save items to recycle specifically at this event—thank you, Southwest Louisiana.” 
Each year, CITGO E-Recycle Day alternates between the cities of Lake Charles and Sulphur to give residents in each region a convenient place to recycle their e-waste. Since 2009, CITGO E-Recycle Day has kept more than 492 tons of electronic waste out of landfills and is one of many initiatives sponsored by CITGO as part of its commitment to reduce waste. 

TeamCITGO volunteers collect e-waste during CITGO E-Recycle Day at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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 Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 38 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 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 4,400 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.

Missy Amidon
Public Affairs Manager