Residents recycle loads of unwanted electronics - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Residents recycle loads of unwanted electronics

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

It was spring cleaning on a really large scale out at Cowboy Stadium. CITGO along with Team Green held its annual E-Recylce event for Southwest Louisiana. Residents showed up with all kinds of old electronics: From TVs, to old cam-corders even microwaves and of course all those bulky computers.

A steady stream of vehicles rolled through as volunteers unloaded and discarded the junk in dumpsters. Organizers say it saves the items from being put into a landfill and keeps the environment safe.

"Residents are really responding to our effort to keep Southwest Louisiana clean and free of potentially hazardous materials. We're glad to participate in assisting Southwest Louisiana in keeping our region clean and litter free," said Phyllis Holifield, CITGO Environmental Manager. "We've had people say they've had TVs sitting in their closet for three years wondering what they were going to do with them. We had a couple of people who brought monitors in that were in their bedrooms. They had just cleaned and learned about the e-recycle today and said we are going to bring our stuff to recycle rather than keep in the house. "

"I had a lot of stuff and still have a lot of stuff. It's been there for a long time. I just decided to clean it up and drop it off here. Stuff like TVs, VCRs, and computer parts," said Jennifer Toussaint.

This is their fourth annual event. CITGO plans to alternate between Lake Charles and Sulphur in the future. The project was able to fill ten roll-off boxes of E-waste, two 18 wheeler of TVs, 268 light bulbs, 15 lbs of mercury and 75 lbs of batteries were collected as well as various other items.

Other community partners in the event included: Waste Management, The City of Lake Charles, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, McNeese State University

Volunteer organizations represented today included E-Recycle Day partners and AmeriCorps, McNeese School of Nursing, LaGrange High School JROTC, St. Margaret's Science Club and Junior Team Green.  

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