CACRC’s Mission: To promote environmental leadership and access to technology through responsible recycling of computers and other electronics, saving toxic material from the landfills and redirecting technology to individuals in need.
CACRC was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization in 1996, and is one of the first non-profits in the country to become R2 & RIOS certified. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, CACRC recycles E-Waste throughout the Gulf Coast Region and participates in regional city and parish recycling events. CACRC reuses and recycles over 1,500 tons of electronic discards annually from government agencies, businesses, and individuals.
As a licensed Microsoft Third Party Refurbisher (TPR), CACRC manages community programs (Computers for Louisiana Families) selling at a discount to seniors, veterans, and other non-profits, schools, and low income families. These computers are loaded with the latest Windows software and carry a one year warranty.
In 2006, CACRC spearheaded a national hurricane relief effort following Hurricane Katrina and donated over 3,500 computers to families and businesses that were affected.
In 2020, through a grant partnership with BRAF, CACRC distributed 1400 computers to families following Louisiana’s shut down during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CACRC has received numerous recognitions and annual LA DEQ Environmental Leadership Awards.
Board Of Directors
- President: Bob Dillemuth, Retired
- Treasurer: Herman “Buck” Moyse III, Retired
- Renee Pierce, Retired
- Mikki Ceasar Mathews, VP Public Finance – Piper Sandler & Co.
- Heather Day, Owner – The Red Cake Events Co.
- Lee Moreau, Sr. Director of Support & Learning – Prism HR
Shannon Fish Fertitta, Executive Director
While pursuing her degree in education, Shannon took a part-time job doing data entry for a small Non-Profit in Baton Rouge. She loved it there, and never left. Fast forward to 20 years later, she is the Executive Director of CACRC (Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council) located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has become well versed in the world of E-waste recycling, community commitment, and leading a responsible and safe workplace. “If you love your job, you won’t work a day in your life.” Shannon lives in Central, Louisiana with her husband Jake, along with her three kids and two dogs.
Michael Rachal, Director of Resources
Michael is a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana and currently a resident of Carencro, Louisiana. He joined the CACRC team in July of 2021 as Director of Resources. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and currently pursuing his Doctoral degree. Michael leads the sales efforts of CACRC both in-store and online, while overseeing safety and human resources. Michael enjoys traveling home to spend time with his family and friends.