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The Port Jefferson Free Library Continues the Green Initiative

Battery and Cellphone recycling run by green teens of Port Jefferson.

The Port Jefferson Free Library in an effort to establish “green” habits has formed a unique partnership with Call2Recycle, a free service that collects rechargeable batteries and used cellphones. With this new collaborative effort the Port Jefferson Teen Center will become a community capitol in the “green” initiative. Equipped with its own drop off box, the Teen Center will enlist the help of the Green Teens Club to help with sorting, packaging, and shipping of the batteries and cellphones.  The Green Teens will also help with advocacy and spreading the word that improper disposal of rechargeable batteries in New York is illegal, Turning Green Teens into Green community leaders! You can help too, spread the word to patrons and community members that as long as the Teen Center is open they can drop off any rechargeable battery under 11 lbs. and any used cell phone regardless of make or model.

For more information about the project please feel free to contact the Port Jefferson Teen Center at 631-509-5707. Also browse the Call2Recycle website to learn more about this growing trend. www.call2recycle.org

The Teen Center is located at 150 East Main Street.  Directly across the street from the main library building.  The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 10:00am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm.

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