Orange Coast’s New Recycling Center

Orange Coast College is a community college located in Orange County, California. Founded in 1947 it is now the third largest college in Orange County. It is centered in Costa Mesa, California, near Los Angeles. It is proud of its 1764-acre campus near the beautiful beaches of California. It is one of the nation’s best community colleges. The college houses more than 25,000 students each semester. The college has unmatched facilities and technology. It offers more than 135 programs, with exceptional public nautical programs. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-recycling-20170914-story.html

 

Orange Coast College’s resource center holds a counseling center, records and admissions, transfer center, career center, career library, international center, academic honors office, financial aid, veterans’ services, assessment center and a puente program.

 

Recently Orange Coast College opened up its new recycling center. It is an estimated $7,5-million center on the northern edge of the Costa Mesa campus of the college. It uses 5 acres of land, expanded on the previous 1-acre facility. The whole facility has classrooms, offices, conference room, a first-aid room, showers, cleaning area and 45 parking places.

 

People from all over the area come to OCC to throw away unused items, such as cans, bottles, newspapers, and metals. The recycling center accepts things like TVs, computers, machines and light tubes. The center does not accept furniture, auto or marine batteries, used motor oil, chemicals, paint or hazardous materials.

 

The facility is great in that it serves the community while providing on-campus jobs for students of the college. The center is run using solar energy from solar panels and constructed with eco-friendly materials. Soon, the facility will have various energy-efficient certifications. The fundraising for the new center comes from many places. Some of them are the Measure M and CR&R Environmental Services. The classrooms are called after Cliff Ronnenberg supporters, the founder of CR&R and Janet, his wife.

 

The center is a part of a 2020 vision project that also includes student housing and a new planetarium in the place of the old 1950 use. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity