Lake Charles Has a Safe Way of Disposing of Mercury
The City of Lake Charles is constantly working to keep our area beautiful for generations to come. Citgo continues their support by donating another $5,000 to the Wastewater Division located at 1132 W. 18th Street, to help with the collection of mercury.
The donation coincides with the Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful - Team Green initiative. Since the site opened in 2007 it has received more than $35,000 in support from Citgo. It opens every Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to the public.
Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful—Team Green is a Mayor’s Commission whose mission is to develop and sponsor projects which will enhance the appearance and quality of the environment of Southwest Louisiana. The group is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
The disposal site accepts the following: fever thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, thermostats, and more. More than 425 lbs. of liquid mercury have been collected since 2007, as well as 5,500 bulbs - including compact, neon and U-tube linears. The facility has also received 450 mercury devices and 75,000 linear feet of fluorescent lamps.