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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • City of Sulphur looks to get 'greener'

  • The pilot recycling program that Mayor Chris Duncan brought only a few months ago into three Sulphur schools may soon expand to include all public schools within the city limits, along with Cypress Cove and Vincent Settlement elementary schools. And the program has gained an important partner — Citgo.
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  • Recycling efforts are growing in the City of Sulphur.
    The pilot recycling program that Mayor Chris Duncan brought only a few months ago into three Sulphur schools may soon expand to include all public schools within the city limits, along with Cypress Cove and Vincent Settlement elementary schools. And the program has gained an important partner — Citgo.
    "When they are young, they will learn what recycling means in our community. As they grow older, we will see them move that forward," said Citgo spokesperson Dana Keel at Monday night's City Council meeting after talking about educational programs the company hopes to put into the schools.
    Citgo is expected to join City of Sulphur officials at the Calcasieu Parish School Board's April 9 board meeting to speak on the prospect of expanding the program and to gain the board's approval for the move.
    Keel also spoke on Citgo's upcoming E-Recycle Day in Sulphur. The event is slated for Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., in the parking lot of Stine, located south of I-10 on Ruth St.
    "Each year we rotate this [event] between Lake Charles and Sulphur, and we have gotten such a good response from it that we continue to do it each year," said Keel.
    All area residents are invited to bring their items to the site for e-recycling.
    "It is not restricted to only Sulphur residents but is open to the entire community," said Keel.
    Acceptable electronic items include computers, monitors, computer peripherals, printers, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, phones and consumer electronics. Mercury items will also be accepted, including thermostats and thermometers containing metallic or liquid mercury, as well as fluorescent, high-intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium and metal halide lamps.
    "Things that will not accepted there will be smoke detectors, fire alarms and large appliances, and we ask that it be residential only," said Keel.
    She added that there will be clearly marked signs directing traffic to the proper area designated for the event.
    For more information on the event, call the City of Sulphur at 337-527-4500.
    On the web: www.sulphur.org

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