Orange Coast College just introduced its new recycling center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility costs $7.5 million, and the college built the facility on the campus’s northern edge. It sits on five acres which makes it much larger than the facility it replaces. The new recycling center will also house a conference room, offices, showers for both men and women, a cleaning area, sparking spaces, and classrooms. Learn more: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/Pages/home.aspx
Construction on the new facility lasted 16 months. The college has offered recycling services for 45 years and accepts aluminum, paper, cans, bottles, and electronic waste such as old televisions and computer monitors. However, the recycling center does not accept chemicals or items that may cause hazardous waste like motor oil, or batteries.
This new center carries forward OCC’s commitment to the community, and has provided thousands of jobs for students for four decades. The center is also environmentally friendly and uses special indoor lighting and materials.
Measure M and a bond approved by voters provided partial funding for the center. OCC sits on 164 acres and is now one of the nation’s largest community colleges. More than 25,000 students attend each semester. Students have access to some of the latest technology and equipment for their field of study. The college offers both career and technical education programs. OCC also has a strong reputation for graduating students who go on to attend California State University schools and private universities across the nation. Students who graduate from OCC are well prepared to pursue higher education.