Sulphur, La. – March 18, 2023 – Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics during the 15th CITGO E-Recycle Day at the West-Cal Arena & Events Center. The CITGO Lake Charles Refinery organized the event with the support of the City of Sulphur, Team Green, Hine Environmental Services, West-Cal Arena & Event Center and the City of Lake Charles Wastewater Division.

This event provides residents with the opportunity to recycle their unwanted electronics, free of charge. Items collected included computers, printers, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, home and office phones, household electronics, tablets and gaming consoles. This year 400 vehicles drove through the event with collections totaling six extra-large roll-off boxes, which equals approximately four semitrailers, 550 light bulbs and several items containing mercury.

For 15 years, CITGO E-Recycle Day has kept more than 515 tons of electronic waste out of landfills,” said Sterling Neblett, CITGO Lake Charles vice president and general manager. “This event is one of many environmental initiatives we take pride in, and it is a major part of our commitment to reduce waste.”

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 their e-waste.

TeamCITGO volunteers collect e-waste during CITGO E-Recycle Day at the West-Cal Arena in Sulphur.

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, Tx., 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 4,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.