CITGO E-Recycle Day keeps 6 rolling boxes of junk electronics out of landfills
SULFUR, La., October 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics during CITGO’s annual Electronics Recycling Day at the West-Cal Arena parking lot in Sulfur.
The CITGO Lake Charles refinery organized the event with the support of the Sulfur city, the Parish of Calcasieu Police Jury, Waste Management, West-Cal Arena & Events Center and the City of Lake Charles Wastewater Division. This event offers residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted electronic devices, completely free of charge. Items collected included televisions, cell phones, computers, batteries, household items containing mercury and other consumer electronics. This year, 400 vehicles drove through the event with collections totaling six extra-large boxes, which equates to approximately three semi-trailers, 485 bulbs and several mercury-containing items.
“After the events of last year, we anticipated a strong turnout due to the increased need to recycle old or damaged electronic devices in an environmentally safe and efficient manner,” said Jerry dunn, vice president and general manager of CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex. “We are pleased to be a reliable partner for our community and to continue to provide this first e-waste recycling opportunity since the hurricanes of 2020.”
Each year, CITGO E-Recycle Day alternates between the cities of Charles Lake and Sulfur to give residents of every region a convenient place to recycle their electronic waste. Since 2009, CITGO E-Recycle Day has helped keep over 462 tonnes of electronic waste out of landfills and is one of many initiatives sponsored by CITGO as part of its commitment to reduce waste.
Based 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, Louisiana; Lemont, Illinois; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and / or jointly own 38 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricant blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels per day (b / d), CITGO is ranked as the fifth independent refiner and one of the most complex in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and provides a network of approximately 4,400 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the mountains. Rockies. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.
SOURCE CITGO Corporation